Tell Black Eyed Peas: Stop Supporting Chimpanzee Abuse
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Tell Black Eyed Peas: Stop Supporting Chimpanzee Abuse

    1. Petition by

      Fundación FAADA

The Black Eyed Peas concert in Spain is a major sponsor of “Involución,” a program that forces a chimpanzee to participate in the competition. The chimpanzee, named Noah, is owned by Steve Martin, a Hollywood animal trainer with a history of cruelty. 

Chimpanzees like Noah are typically taught the unnatural tricks they’re forced to perform through abusive training methods. Martin’s company has been cited several times by the USDA for a range of problems including sanitation, inadequate care and mishandling. When he can no longer use his chimpanzees and other wild animals, he advertises them in dubious animal trade publications where unaccredited roadside zoos and animal shows can purchase them.

Despite knowing the abuse suffered by chimpanzees used in entertainment, producers at Antena3, the TV network that airs “Involution,” continue to broadcast the show.

The organization Fundacion FAADA (Foundation for the Adoption, Sponsorship and Defense of Animals) launched a campaign against Antena3. The station agreed to meet with the organization, but have refused to change their plans to use the chimpanzee on the show. Antena3 has ignored the protests from more than 8,600 people, nearly 100 animal protection groups, and even wildlife experts and primatologists including Dr. Jane Goodall.

Now FAADA is urging the show’s sponsors not to finance animal abuse. The Black Eyed Peas are supporters of PETA and have spoken out against animal cruelty in the past. Tell them to stop funding the exploitation and abuse of a chimpanzee in Spain.

This campaign is also hosted on Change.org's sister site in Spain, Actuable.es. 

Para firmar esta petición en español: http://actuable.es/peticiones/pide-black-eyed-peas-no-financie-maltrato-animal

Photo credit: minds-eye

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 25,000 signatures
    2. More coverage on the high cost of using chimpanzees in entertainment

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      From Discovery News: Seeing chimps in entertainment may jeopardize their endangered status.

    3. Study Shows the Damaging Influence of Media on Perceptions of Chimpanzees

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      New study shows that programs like Involucion that make chimpanzees perform alongside humans make people more likely to believe that chimpanzees are not endangered and more likely to falsely believe that the apes would make an appropriate pet.

    4. Reached 20,000 signatures
    5. Post on the Black Eyed Peas Facebook Page

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      "Like" the Black Eyed Peas on Facebook, then leave a polite comment asking them to stop supporting chimpanzee abuse in Spain.

    6. Reached 15,000 signatures
    7. Black Eyed Peas Announce Break, But Tour Isn't Over Yet

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      The Black Eyed Peas announced that the band is going on a break after this tour, but it's not over yet ... They can still do the right thing by denouncing the exploitation of the chimpanzee on Involucion.

    8. Reached 3,000 signatures
    9. Black Eyed Peas Spanish Controversy

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

    10. Reached 2,000 signatures
    11. Thousands Petition Black Eyed Peas to End Chimpanzee Abuse

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      "Over 10,000 people are calling on the Black Eyed Peas to end their support for a Spanish television show show that animal rights activists say abuses a chimpanzee..."

    12. Reached 1,500 signatures
    13. Kristin Bauer Speaks Out Against Animals in Entertainment

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Check out True Blood's Kristin Bauer on animals used in entertainment: "There is no gray area for me ... animals should get to live the life that nature intended."

    14. Involución Promo Video on YouTube - Please Dislike!

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      You can see Noah in the Involución Promo Video on YouTube (@ 2:02). Click the DISLIKE (thumbs down icon) under the video on the YouTube page and add a polite comment protesting the exploitation of chimpanzees for entertainment.

    15. Reached 750 signatures
    16. Tweet at the Black Eyed Peas to take a stand against cruelty

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Tell the Black Eyed Peas to stop supporting chimpanzee abuse in Spain: http://chn.ge/k7Czaq @BEP

    17. Reached 500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Heather Smith ST LOUIS, MO
      • over 2 years ago

      ‎"True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power. Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which is deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals." — Milan Kundera

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    • Judith Wisboro WORCESTER, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing this petition because the band tends

      to promote animal abuse and I as a animal

      owner for many years find that intolerable

      yet impressionable on the youth of today who

      have no regards for anyone else but themselves.

      I call them the "me " generation.

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    • Diane Johnson JONESVILLE, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      Because chimpanzees are God's creations and deserve a good life.

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    • Francisco Pires ESPINHO, PORTUGAL
      • over 2 years ago

      Change your slogan to: "I will respect the wildlife!" and you have win the heart of your fans.

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    • elizabeth vincelli LEXINGTON, KY
      • over 2 years ago

      will never buy or listen to their music ever again, even if they fix this. im sick of celebrities thinking they can get away with everything

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