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Harris Teeter Pledges to Leave Great Apes Out of Ads

April 2009

 

After a recent incident in which a chimpanzee named Travis attacked a woman and left her with life-threatening injuries, PETA reached out to grocery-store chain Harris Teeter to explain that great apes who are forced into the entertainment industry suffer terrible abuse. Several years earlier, Harris Teeter had used a chimpanzee in a promotion. After learning about the abuse that these endangered animals endure, Harris Teeter promised not to produce any future ads featuring great apes.