Samsung Pulls the Plug on Chimpanzee Ad

July 2009

After receiving complaints about a Samsung ad that featured Ozzy Osbourne and a grinning chimpanzee playing the guitar, PETA contacted the telecommunications company. We told Samsung executives about the cruelty inherent in the procurement, training, and disposal of great apes used in advertising, and the company pulled the ad from rotation.

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