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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Some people are idiots.

Linda From NY

Yes they went way too far, this is not funny in any way. I think PR idiots should be put in a cage with lets say wild wolves or grizzle bears. See how they would react!


What is WRONG with these people!!


They should be ashamed of themselves! They will never have my business!


I think that was an awful stunt to pull. Under no circumstance should this duck or any animal have been put in a stressful situation. They do not understand like humans do and to them there out of their natural setting and that could leave dangerous on so many levels. That's stressing on an animal. Look at that duck does that look like a happy duck. Hell no. SHAME ON THE IDIOT OR IDIOTS WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA. Your dumb. If I had AF lac after I stunt like this id drop your insurance and gladly pay a higher price.

Aina Khan

Aflac should know better, they needed the Humane Society there too protect the animal, and they also needed too block off parts of the Subway too protect the animal from danger. What were they thinking??? Doing something like this was uncalled for. What were they trying to do? Save money on commercials?? I mean they charge enough as it is. By the looks of the picture, that poor duck was frightened, and they should charge Aflac for what they did. They shouldnt get away with this. It was totally WRONG and DANGEROUS for the duck.


Companies have no compassion! It's all about $$$$$. HOW LOW!!!


Such poor taste. I hope the duck didn't suffer any harm. The stress alone would have been frightful!

Linda Weiland

They should fire the person who thought up this horrible stunt, and everyone who helped make it happen. Idiots.

Sharon D.

Isn't it illegal to abandon an animal like that? If that was a dog they would be arrested! Someone needs to do some jail time!