Stop Jake Jabs from using exotic animals in his commercials!
  • Petitioning Jake Jabs

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American Furniture Warehouse
Jake Jabs

Stop Jake Jabs from using exotic animals in his commercials!

    1. Julie  Halvorson
    2. Petition by

      Julie Halvorson

      Westminster, CO


Jake Jabs of American Furniture Warehouse has been displaying exotic animals in his commercials for years to motivate viewers to buy furniture and I think it is very inappropriate to use these exotic animals in any commercials. I believe AFW is using these animals as involuntary "props" to sell their product and to boost their profits. In addition to all the problems associated with keeping wild animals in captivity, animals used in photo shoots, filming or performing have been mistreated, injured, or even killed on set. Every year, millions of exotic animals are captured from the wild or produced in captivity for commercial profit or human amusement, only to languish in conditions that fail to meet their instinctive behavioral and physical needs. We need to raise public awareness to this problem and not contribute to it like these commercials. Across the United States, millions of exotic animals are kept captive in private homes and in roadside zoos and menageries. The trade in exotic animals is a multi-billion dollar industry, and exotic animals are bred, sold, and traded in large numbers. In addition these animals, including, among other species, lions, tigers, cougars, wolves, bears, monkeys, alligators, and venomous snakes and other reptiles, pose grave dangers to human health and safety. By their very nature, exotic animals are unpredictable and are incapable of being domesticated or tamed. These types of displays are inappropriate and by no means should become part of our mainstream culture.

Please ask Jake Jabs to stop putting these animals on public display and to stop using them for personal gain. 

Ten Fast Facts about Captive Exotic Animals

Thank you for your support!

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. 500 and counting!

      Julie  Halvorson
      Petition Organizer

      Education is knowledge, and knowledge saves lives, and in this case the lives at stake are those of animals in captivity. Thank you for being apart of the solution, become proactive in your area and spread the word about Captive Wildlife.
      2550 to go

    3. Reached 500 signatures
    4. Exotic Animals Don't Belong in Furniture Store Commercials

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      If you live in Colorado, you’re probably very familiar with American Furniture Warehouse commercials featuring owner Jake Jabs. If you haven’t seen the ads, Jabs is usually shown in one of his stores, getting cozy with chimps, lions or tigers....

    5. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Stephanie Willett-Shaw LONGMONT, CO
      • 8 months ago

      I was a customer, but I don't like you using those animals in your commercials. Send some of your huge monopoly-gained money to Animal Sanctuary near Keenesburg---and maybe "your" animals should go there too.

    • Edward Jasiewicz PITTSBURGH, PA
      • 8 months ago

      What an asshole is Jake Jabs!

    • Doris Lytwynn SA, TX
      • 8 months ago

      i hope you get Aids and die slowly!!!

    • Wolfgang Bonitz OLSBERG, GERMANY
      • 12 months ago

      Ja was ist da den für ein Wichser ???

      • over 1 year ago

      you need to stop this at once or someonw will stop you its cruel and not entertaining one bit


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