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PETA Monkeys Around at CareerBuilder

Written by PETA | February 2, 2011

CareerBuilder just doesn’t seem to get it. The company—which should spend more time helping people who have been hurt by the recession and less time “employing” chimpanzees who don’t want a career anyway—is once again exploiting apes in its advertisements. So, we were forced to do what we do best: defend the animals. PETA members, including six in chimpanzee costumes, showed up at the company’s Norcross, Georgia, office as people were arriving to work.

You would think that after years of hearing from thousands of PETA members about how animal “actors” are torn away from their mothers as babies, subjected to abusive training, and warehoused in cramped, filthy cages, CrueltyBuilder—er, I mean CareerBuilder—would clean up its act. Company execs even told us that they were going to “evolve” and move away from animal ads, but they’re back to their old tricks. Tell CareerBuilder to put people to work, not chimpanzees.

And by the way, CareerBuilder, if all those chimpanzees you’ve exploited someday go all Planet of the Apes on you, don’t say you weren’t warned.

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • Melmac says:

    Um, PETA, you’re all right telling off Jadewarlock; however, the animal in the Robitussin ad is a chimpanzee, not an orangutan.

    Also you may want to check that new ad closer – some shots do not look like a CGI chimp – just the close up with him and the medicine.

  • PETA says:

    jadewarlock – CareerBuilder has announced that they are releasing 3 ads featuring LIVE chimpanzees. The first of the series will debut on Sunday during the Super Bowl. The ad with a CG ape that you are referring to is for Robitussin, not Sudafed. (The original ad featured a real orang and after they heard from PETA they replaced the ad with a new version featuring a CG ape). If CareerBuilder had agreed to do the same we wouldn’t be targeting them.

  • nancy says:

    Thank you for continuing to pressure Career Builder to stop this exploitation and abuse.

  • jadewarlock says:

    What ads? You first say the new Superbowl one (never mind it hasn’t shown yet) now “others?” And, CGI has improved enough that you can easily be duped. The current one for Sudafed liquid is one case.