American Greetings pulls chimpanzee greeting cards

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American Greetings pulls chimpanzee greeting cards

CLEVELAND, Ohio – In response to criticism from PETA about featuring chimpanzees on some of its greeting cards, American Greetings Corp.┬ásaid it is pulling those cards and purging stock images from its files that feature a popular chimpanzee named “Connor.”

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), the animal rights advocacy group based in Norfolk, Virginia, asked American Greetings to stop selling cards featuring chimpanzees dressed in costumes or as clownish creatures, saying that doing so “seriously hinders conservation efforts and may also increase the demand for these dangerous animals as ‘pets,'” despite the fact that they are endangered.

Check out PETAs official media release or click here to read more articles on the matter.