AT&T Signs the Great Ape Humane Pledge

December 2011 

After AT&T featured an orangutan in one of its commercials last year, PETA met with the telecommunications giant to highlight the abuse that chimpanzees and other wild animals used in ads endure. Not wanting to be responsible for such mistreatment, AT&T agreed to sign the Great Ape Humane Pledge.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind