The Chimpanzee Collaboratory issued the following alert regarding their protest against the Trunk Monkey ad campaign:
Suburban Auto Group “Trunk Monkey” Ads
March 19, 2004
An auto dealer in Sandy, Oregon is running a series of ads that pretend to be for a new “safety” device for their autos. This “device” is a chimpanzee who thwarts attempted vehicle thefts. Please let the Suburban Auto Group know that representing a critically endangered species as a cute little joke just isn’t funny.
Nancy Jaksich, Owner
Suburban Auto Group
36936 Hwy 26
PO Box 363
Sandy, OR 97055
If you have extra time, you can also contact the ad agency and producer responsible for the commercials.
8630 Pine Tree Place
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Sean Blixseth, President
1430 SE 3rd, Floor 3
Portland, OR 97214
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