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Petitioning VP, Creative Director, Means Advertising Kevin Gustin and 1 other

Tell Tire Engineers and Means Advertising to Stop Using Live Chimps In Their Ads

288
Supporters

The use of live chimpanzees in entertainment (especially in human settings) harms conservation efforts by encouraging misguided perceptions of the species's conservation status and prompts viewers to inaccurately believe that chimps are suitable as pets. "Actor" chimps are very young.  They are taken from their mothers just after birth and must be coerced into obedience often with food deprivation, physical abuse, or electric shock. The continued exploitation of this endangered species cannot be tolerated.  

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Letter to
VP, Creative Director, Means Advertising Kevin Gustin
Vice President of Sales, Tire Engineers Michael Johnston
Please pledge to stop using live chimpanzees in your advertisements.

The use of live chimpanzees in entertainment (especially in human settings) harms conservation efforts by encouraging misguided perceptions of the species's conservation status and prompts viewers to inaccurately believe that chimps are suitable as pets. "Actor" chimps are very young. They are taken from their mothers just after birth and must be coerced into obedience often with food deprivation, physical abuse, or electric shock. The continued exploitation of this endangered species cannot be tolerated.


Sincerely,