Tell Geico to return to the gecko...no chimps
Action Alert from All-Creatures.org

FROM

Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest
February 2016

ACTION

After the Super Bowl, a commercial from Geico began airing that included a short clip of a chimpanzee.

We all know that chimpanzees simply do not belong in entertainment, and we need your help to encourage Geico to look further into this issue and remove the chimpanzee from the ad. Considering Geico's iconic computer animated gecko, it's very disappointing that they chose to use a live chimpanzee.

  1. Send a letter (see below) to Geico about your concerns
  2. If you use Geico as your insurance company, now is the time to research alternatives and let the company know that you will be switching providers unless the chimpanzee is taken out of the ad (and be sure to follow through with this - there are other insurance companies to choose from, and you can probably find one you like better).
  3. Post on Geico's Facebook page.
  4. Sent Geico a tweet.
  5. Christine Tasher, Geico, Public Relations - [email protected]
  6. Tony Nicely, Geico, CEO - [email protected]

INFORMATION

The letter that Geico sent from the AHA provided further evidence that the AHA seal of approval is meaningless - in the letter, the chimpanzee used in the Geico commercial is misidentified as a monkey (see below)!

american humane

This is quite shocking that an organization tasked with evaluating the treatment of animals, employing veterinary professionals, did not seem to know what species of animal they were observing.


Thank you for everything you do for animals!


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