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Company's Monkey Business Is Uncreative and Cruel, Says Actress
For Immediate Release:January
Contact:Wendy Wegner 202-483-7382
Los Angeles -- In
response to CareerBuilder's Super Bowl ad that uses a chimpanzee, actor Anjelica
Huston has just fired off a letter on PETA's behalf to express her dismay
that the company has used a trained chimpanzee for its most recent ad—despite
having received copies of Huston's video exposé that reveals
how great-ape "actors," without exception, are torn from their
mothers as babies, violently trained, and then left to languish in cramped
cages after they grow too large to control. Most advertising agencies and
businesses—including CareerBuilder's biggest competitor, Monster—refuse to use
great apes in their ads.
is astonishing that you are unmoved by the videos, photographs, and case
reports of what befalls these animals from the moment they are taken from their
mothers to the moment they die," writes Huston. "Innovative companies
use animatronics or computer-generated imagery. … These chimpanzees are set to
endure a lifetime of abuse for your 30-second spot—a point that no thinking
person will find funny in the least."
Anjelica Huston's letter to CareerBuilder CEO Matt Ferguson can be
For more information, please visit PETA.org.
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