Osbourne's Chimp Ad Pulled Over Ape Abuse

OZZY OSBOURNE's new Samsung smartphone commercial has been pulled from TV screens in the U.S. over allegations it features ape abuse.
Animal rights activists at People for The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) lobbied to get the ad axed after spotting a performing chimpanzee in it.
PETA bosses told Samsung officials that chimpanzees and other great apes used in advertising are removed from their mothers as infants and routinely abused in behind-the-scenes training sessions.
Samsung bosses agreed to withdraw the television commercial, which features rocker Osbourne watching a chimpanzee 'rock star' on a smartphone.
A spokesman for the organisation says, "PETA applauds Samsung's decision to distance itself from cruelty to apes who are used and abused in entertainment."


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Well... I wouldn't really blame so much on Samsung... I mean, regardless of how much of a extremist organization peta is, it's still a influential and powerful organization. Samsung doesn't want to risk any backlash by fighting this organization
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Screw Samsung,I;m an animal lover but these idiots(Peta), take it to a whole new level. Animals don't have rights ..They should by all means be treated well but rights were formed for humans...such as..You have constitutional rights, civil rights etc...Think about it...I have a Right to a banana? Whatever..Barbara
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