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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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Dose of Reality

It's crazy that you consider animals and humans to be equals...


A dose of reality would be that animal abuse is the step before the evil people move on to people, you know kids and adults. So Why are you upset if people that are compassionate about ALL living things are trying to protect kids before the evil people make the move to new victims like humans?? And why is there always someone that has to bring that up like animal comapssionate people don't care about kids. Really? If they have the room to be compassionate about "even a bird" well I bet everyone of them care about the kids in trouble more than you could even dream of caring. Oh and just so you know this is an animal site so it's not unrealistic that we might be talking about animal welfare here. I bet if you go to a child protection site they are prolably focused on the topic of child welfare. Funny how that work eh?? Peace. And yeah, the stunt went a little to far. They prolly meant no real harm but that is what you get when you dealing with people that are ingorant or just don't care about animal welfare.

Lydia L. P.

Well said, Reenee' well said! :)


Perfectly said, Reenee. Great job.

Dose of Reality

You do make some solid points- and let me make myself clear, I in no way advocate for animal abuse, nor do I think it's right when humans take advantage of "owning" animals by mistreating them, or in some cases even beating them. BUT, the public outcry for animals versus the outcry for the suffering human population across the world, is shocking to me. Focus your attention on a better education system, then you'll raise kids that are much too civilized to harm animals, are eligible for many jobs or educated enough to create jobs.


And who says we don't care about suffering children/humans? We'd be fools not to! This website is just strictly for the caring of suffering animals who are REAL as well and feel physical and emotional abuse just as we humans do. I strongly support both causes as should you :)

Dose of Reality

To make it clear, I don't advocate animal abuse. Humans have no right to beat animals or mistreat animals. But I will never place a animal over a human. I think advocating for bettering human life by the way of education, will create drastic changes for all life, including the welfare of animals.

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And your a human whats your point are you better then an animal just to help your small brain don't compare all living things and you are a living thing deserve to be treated with kindness so your just a bird comment really just shows how small minded you are to me your just a human but I would still not want to see you scared and forced to do somthing unnatural I say lets help all the innocent living things not just our kind don't compare for one day something may compare you to just being a simple mined human

Dose of Reality

I had the hardest time understanding what you wrote because of your lack of punctuation. And you say I have a small brain... I'll respond to whatever point it is that you attempted to make, whenever you learn how to actually formulate a proper sentence complete with periods and commas etc...

In the End

Your Mother should of aborted you!