Ford Dealership Pulls Commercial Featuring Orangutan

July 2005

PETA contacted Malouf Ford in New Jersey after learning that it was airing a television commercial featuring an orangutan made to act as a potential car buyer responding to an announcer by shaking her head, “grinning,” and putting her hand over her eyes. After learning of the cruelty inherent in forcing young apes to “perform,” the owner pulled the commercial from the air and from the company’s Web site.

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