A 4 minutes film took the world by surprise. The Humane Society of the United States dropped “Save Ralph” on YouTube about two weeks ago discussing a very important issue we all forget or make ourselves forget because it’s the easier way for all of us.
A tester rabbit in a cosmetics company takes us on an everyday journey to show us how rabbits are treated in these facilities to create the perfect lipstick or that flawless eyeliner. It’s not the first time a campaign has been launched to stop using animals as testers but this one is probably the only one that has gone this viral. Petitions are circulating to be signed; hashtags with the movie name have been trending, names of the companies that still use animals to this day to assure their “best quality”.
This documentary, or rather a mockumentary short film, narrates the story of a rabbit “doing his job” and who will probably die doing it just like his parents did and his children will. We see tens of other rabbits being hurt in the process of testing cosmetics and we see Ralph himself suffering from a blind eye and patches on his body.
This mockumentary that gathered amazing people of talent like Taika Waititi (you may know him as Thor: Ragnarok’s talented director), Ricky Gervais, Zac Efron, and many others is the wakeup call we all need to stop using products that legalize killing animals slowly and painfully as we saw. Hundreds or even thousands of products have gone viral that they abuse animals that people should stop using.
Join us and the Humane Society in making this not just another hashtag trending for a while and then forgotten. Stop using products that abuse animals, substitute them with other cruelty-free brands. Help us rescuing millions of animals that are being abused day and night for luxury we can give up. Sign the petition below in hopes that there was will be a law promulgated one day that saves Ralph and so many alike.