For me, the highlight of the 2010 Super Bowl wasn’t the Saints’ inspiring victory in their first Super Bowl appearance but rather the abundance of animal-friendly commercials that ran between touchdowns. That’s why I was saddened to hear that CareerBuilder is planning to run a commercial featuring real chimpanzees during the 2011 Super Bowl, even though the company was bombarded with thousands of letters from concerned people after airing similar ads in 2005 and 2006. CareerBuilder knows by now that chimpanzees used in the entertainment industry are physically abused, torn away from their mothers when they’re babies, and usually abandoned by the age of 8, but apparently it just doesn’t care.
Anjelica Huston has now joined with the thousands of PETA supporters who have written letters to CareerBuilder urging the company to can this cruel ad. If you haven’t already done so, please remind CareerBuilder that there is nothing funny about cruelty to animals and urge the company to cut the monkey business.
Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post