Volkswagen Pulls Ad Featuring a Capuchin Monkey and Pledges Never to Use Primates Again!

February 2014

PETA’s ongoing correspondence with car manufacturer Volkswagen has led to the company’s recent decision to stop airing an ad featuring a capuchin monkey. In addition, it pledged never to use primates in future ads.

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