Shame on Aflac for Letting Duck Loose in NYC Subway

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 1:15pm
Shame on Aflac for Letting Duck Loose in NYC Subway

We loathe giving Aflac any more media attention than they have already received, but we can’t keep our mouths shut about the recent PR stunt they pulled. If you haven’t yet heard, Aflac recently let a duck loose into a busy New York City subway station and began tweeting about it, ruffling our feathers in the process! The duck, representing their famed mascot, drew quite a bit of attention—but at what cost?

NYC subway stations are noisy, crowded, and let’s face it, pretty dirty places. The hazards that could have harmed our small feathered friend are too numerous to count. We’re appalled that Aflac would pull such a stunt.

Do you think this PR stunt went too far? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Please do not subject any animals or birds to this kind of stress...Leave the animals
alone and in peace


Are they going to read this? If so, its very insensitive...


I coincidentally canceled my policies with AFLAC about four months ago. Not only are their customer service policies abhorrent, but their common sense apparently flew out the window! I'm glad I no longer use the company! I have four ducks who live with my chickens and free-range all day. They are terrified of people (ours never imprinted, but ducks tend to be a little nervous anyhow), so I can only imagine how scared this poor baby was! Shame on you, AFLAC! Wasn't anyone THINKING before they pulled this stunt?!

Paula Meyer

How is the duck?


they should have shot the duck and then ate it