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Originally Posted: January 30, 2012
[Ed. Note: Also read Zoo Asks That Chimpanzees Not Be Shown in Super Bowl Commercials.]
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CareerBuilder, notorious for featuring chimpanzees in its annual Super Bowl ads, has once again ignored thousands of complaining consumers who urged the corporation to ditch the cruel commercials. Even Anjelica Huston has publicly reached out to the company! So PETA is stepping up the pressure this year to make this the last Super Bowl ad that uses a great ape.
CareerBuilder may be touting that a monitor was on set during the filming of the commercial, but that does nothing to protect the chimpanzees from the violent training sessions and deplorable living conditions that they face behind the scenes. Chimpanzees who are used in the entertainment industry are torn away from their mothers as infants and retired to dilapidated roadside zoos when they can no longer be controlled (at around the age of 8), where they will spend the rest of their lonely lives in cramped, filthy cages. Given that nine of the top 10 ad agencies and major corporations, including CareerBuilder's main competitor, Monster, have promised never to use great apes in their commercials, CareerBuilder has no excuse but to follow suit.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!