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Tell The Ticket Clinic to Drop Its Cruel Chimpanzee Ad

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The law firm The Ticket Clinic is airing an ad featuring the company's owner, Mark Gold, holding a young chimpanzee who is wearing a suit. You can see the ad here. PETA has informed Mr. Gold that chimpanzees and other great apes used for entertainment are taken away from their mothers shortly after birth, which traumatizes both mother and baby and deprives the infants of their most critical social and emotional needs. As the young apes grow, trainers typically subject them to physical and psychological abuse in order to ensure that they will perform confusing, unnatural behaviors on cue.

By the time apes reach approximately 8 years of age, they are too strong to be safely handled and are often discarded at wretched roadside zoos or other substandard facilities. Chimpanzees can live into their 60s, so life after "retirement" from the entertainment industry often means decades spent in appalling conditions, sometimes in solitary confinement.

A number of companies, including Great Clips, Pizza Factory, Pfizer, Dodge, and Capital One, recently pulled ads featuring chimpanzees after learning about this issue, and they immediately pledged never to feature apes in future ads. And after meeting with PETA, all of the top 10 U.S. advertising agencies implemented formal policies that prohibit the use of chimpanzees and other great apes in their ads.

Using the form below, please send a quick, polite note to The Ticket Clinic and urge Mr. Gold to follow the lead of other companies by agreeing to pull the company's commercial featuring a chimpanzee and pledging never to use great apes in future ads.

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Dear [Decision Maker],

Sincerely,
[Your Name]

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