Tell ThinkGeek to Stop Selling Dead Animal Jewelry!

ThinkGeek, the online retailer for self-proclaimed geeks, has long sold fun apparel, cubicle accessories and gadgets to enhance intellectual tastes and lifestyles. Sadly, some of their current offerings cast a dark shadow over the company. They are now selling jewelry containing real dead butterflies, brown recluse spiders and scorpions.

The company doesn't mention where they sourced the spiders and scorpions, but the butterflies are listed as farm-sourced. This means that they are raised just to be used in this jewelry.

Collecting butterfly wings from the forest floor is one thing, but raising butterflies just to make jewelry from their dead bodies is wasteful and cruel. ThinkGeek has offered items such as their "butterfly in a jar" that are made to look like butterflies, and there's no reason they can't sell jewelry made to look like butterflies. There is no reason to use real animals in jewelry. Please sign the petition to tell ThinkGeek to stop selling items that use real dead animals!

We, the undersigned, are disappointed to learn that your company is selling jewelry made from  real dead butterflies, brown recluse spiders and scorpions. 

Collecting butterfly wings from the forest floor is one thing, but raising insects just to make jewelry from their dead bodies is wasteful and cruel. ThinkGeek has offered items such as their "butterfly in a jar" that are made to look like butterflies, and there's no reason they can't sell jewelry made to look like animals without using real dead bodies. We respectfully urge you to stop selling items that use real dead animals. Thank you for taking the time to read and consider our petition.

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