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March 29, 2022
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Westlake, Ohio – As American Greetings CEO Joe Arcuri arrives dwelling from work on Thursday, he’ll be greeted by a “chimpanzee” mascot and PETA supporters who shall be gathering to remind him that it’s excessive time that his firm stopped promoting playing cards that exploit nice apes.
When: Thursday, March 31, 5:15 p.m.
The place: Arcuri’s dwelling
In 2016, American Greetings agreed to cease distributing greeting playing cards that includes Connor after PETA alerted the corporate to his lifetime of abuse, but it continues to promote playing cards that includes different equally exploited chimpanzees in addition to different nice apes put into costumes and exhibiting the concern grimace typically mistaken by prospects for a smile. Such photos improve the demand for nice ape infants, taken away from their moms to change into “pets,” and hinder conservation efforts by deceptive the general public into believing that chimpanzees—endangered animals—are prevalent in nature.
“There’s nothing humorous or forward-thinking about an organization that earnings from the exploitation of endangered nice apes in human costumes and poses,” says PETA Govt Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is asking on American Greetings to cease producing playing cards that includes nice apes who should be protected, not ridiculed.”
PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals usually are not ours to make use of for leisure”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.