Trigger warning: the following article talks about animal cruelty.
The Humane Society International (HSI) based in the UK has created waves online for it's brilliant but disturbing animal cruelty short film, titled ‘Save Ralph’. Kiwi director-actor Taika Waititi brings his usual humour to the role which slowly unravels into a bit of a nightmare.
‘Save Ralph is a powerful stop-motion animation short film featuring Oscar winner Taika Waititi as the voice of Ralph, who is being interviewed for a documentary as he goes through his daily routine as a “tester” in a lab.’.
Taika Waititi took to Instagram and said,
Please watch this film and let me know if you feel anything. If you don't feel anything you might be dead. No judgment though!
The short film not only stars Taika Waititi but also features Ricky Gervais and Zac Effron. The short film is less than four minutes long and is an incredibly powerful watch. Many online have shared how emotional it’s made them feel and how they will be looking for the cruelty-free bunny on products from now on.
“HSI’s #SaveRalph campaign tackles the cruelty of animal testing in an original and unexpected way—using the story of one bunny to shine a light on the plight of countless rabbits and other animals in laboratories around the world.”
Congratulations to Taika Waititi and the HSI for creating an amazing campaign and film that makes people question their contribution to animal cruelty. You can watch the video below.
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