Feb 8, 2009

Promotions gone wrong: Nuggets hand out live kittens to fans

Fanhouse reports:

At a recent home game, someone thought it would be a great idea for the [Denver Nuggets] mascot to come onto the floor with a box of live kittens, and proceed to pass them out to anyone in the stands who claimed to want one.

PETA, who has been involved in some sillier causes relating to the NBA in the past, predictably weighed in on this one:
Handing kittens out like candy to any spectator who wants one is a virtual death sentence for the animals. All too often, people who acquire cats on a whim discover that caring for them is more work than they expected, and the animals end up dumped on the streets, abandoned in extremely crowded animal shelters, or obtained by unscrupulous individuals who sell them to laboratories or use them in dogfights or rituals.

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