I've talked to several people at PETA and today I got an official response from them. They say and I believe them that no cat was killed making that commercial (although you could have fooled me, I almost lost my lunch when I saw that thing the first time.) I'll post the official response here because it has addresses if anyone wants to write Ford and thank them for nauseating everyone.
Thank you for writing to us about this disturbing Ford internet commercial.
We understand that no animals were harmed in the making of these adverts. We
have written to Ford to express our disapproval of their advertising methods
- about this commercial and the previous one which featured a pigeon.
According to other supporters who have called Ford, Ford is now denying
knowledge of these commercials despite links that were previously displayed
on their own website to these ads. The Ford website for this car
) has now been taken down, so perhaps they are taking
note of the complaints that they have been receiving.
Please write a letter to Ford to express your disgust - their address is
Ford, Customer Relationship Centre, P.O. Box 25149, Glasgow, G2 4XF, UK or
via telephone at +44 (0)845 841 1111.
You can also contact the advertising agency responsible for these ads at
Ogilvy & Mather, 10 Cabot Square, London, E14 4QB, UK. Telephone +44 (0)20
7345 3000, Fax +44 (0)20 7345 9000
Thank you for all that you do for animals!
PO Box 36668
London SE1 1WAwww.PETA.org.uk