Saturday, August 31, 2013

Animals in Entertainment

Source: Animals in Entertainment

  1. 30 Seconds to Mars have used a menagerie of animals –including a lion, wolf and zebra – in their music video for “Up in the Air” which were supplied by Good Dog Animals in California.

    To: JaredLetoNet@gmail.com

    To whom it concerns,

    Despite reassurances that the animals have been well cared for on-set – abuse usually occurs off set and behind the scenes, while the animals are being trained or kept isolated in their cages, deprived of all the normal, social and mental stimulation that they would enjoy in the wild.

    Animals aren't actors, spectacles to imprison and gawk at, or circus clowns. Yet thousands of these animals are forced to perform silly, confusing tricks under the threat of physical punishment; are carted across the country in cramped and stuffy boxcars or semi-truck trailers; are kept chained or caged in barren, boring, and filthy enclosures; and are separated from their families and friends—all for the sake of human "entertainment." Many of these animals even pay with their lives.

    I read that 30 Seconds to Mars have used a menagerie of animals –including a lion, wolf and zebra – in their music video for “Up in the Air” which were supplied by Good Dog Animals in California.

    I voice my opposition to the use of animals in this way! So I urge you to stop using animals for entertainment!

    Sincerely,
    Name/Country
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  2. Barry M has used a white tiger from Green Screen Animals in California for its latest ad campaign to promote “Lash Vegas” mascara.

    Online form : http://www.barrym.com/contacts/

    To whom it concerns,

    Despite reassurances that the animals have been well cared for on-set – abuse usually occurs off set and behind the scenes, while the animals are being trained or kept isolated in their cages, deprived of all the normal, social and mental stimulation that they would enjoy in the wild.

    Animals aren't actors, spectacles to imprison and gawk at, or circus clowns. Yet thousands of these animals are forced to perform silly, confusing tricks under the threat of physical punishment; are carted across the country in cramped and stuffy boxcars or semi-truck trailers; are kept chained or caged in barren, boring, and filthy enclosures; and are separated from their families and friends—all for the sake of human "entertainment." Many of these animals even pay with their lives.

    I read that
    for your current TV advertising campaign for your “Lash Vegas” mascara, Barry M has used a white tiger sourced from Green Screen Animals in California.

    I'm very disappointed by the fact you have used an animal and I hope you will be introducing a ‘no animals’ advertising policy as a result of the current discussions.

    Sincerely,
    Name/Country
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  3. St Edmundsbury Borough Council is planning to feature a ‘Living Nativity’ featuring donkeys, alpacas and sheep at its Christmas Fayre this year, in addition to reindeer which it also used last year.

    To: sharon.fairweather@stedsbc.gov.uk

    Tourism Officer, Sharon Fairweather

    Dear Madam,

    Despite reassurances that the animals have been well cared for on-set – abuse usually occurs off set and behind the scenes, while the animals are being trained or kept isolated in their cages, deprived of all the normal, social and mental stimulation that they would enjoy in the wild.

    Animals aren't actors, spectacles to imprison and gawk at, or circus clowns. Yet thousands of these animals are forced to perform silly, confusing tricks under the threat of physical punishment; are carted across the country in cramped and stuffy boxcars or semi-truck trailers; are kept chained or caged in barren, boring, and filthy enclosures; and are separated from their families and friends—all for the sake of human "entertainment." Many of these animals even pay with their lives.

    I read that St Edmundsbury Borough Council
    is planning to feature a ‘Living Nativity’ featuring donkeys, alpacas and sheep at its Christmas Fayre this year, in addition to reindeer which it also used last year.

    I'm very disappointed by the fact you are using animals. Therefore I urge the Council to stop using live animals at events.

    Sincerely,
    Name/Country
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  4. Harper’s Bazaar has used various wild animals, including a tiger cub and baby gibbons, in a photo shoot for its pre-fall collections.

    To: Connie.Osborne@harpersbazaar.co.uk

    Managing Editor, Connie Osbourne.

    Dear Madam,

    Despite reassurances that the animals have been well cared for on-set – abuse usually occurs off set and behind the scenes, while the animals are being trained or kept isolated in their cages, deprived of all the normal, social and mental stimulation that they would enjoy in the wild.

    Animals aren't actors, spectacles to imprison and gawk at, or circus clowns. Yet thousands of these animals are forced to perform silly, confusing tricks under the threat of physical punishment; are carted across the country in cramped and stuffy boxcars or semi-truck trailers; are kept chained or caged in barren, boring, and filthy enclosures; and are separated from their families and friends—all for the sake of human "entertainment." Many of these animals even pay with their lives.

    I read that Harper’s Bazaar
    has used various wild animals, including a tiger cub and baby gibbons, in a photo shoot for its pre-fall collections. In response to a complaint, the magazine advised that they would “share the information you provided with the production managers who worked on the shoot”.

    I'm very disappointed by the fact you have used animals .

    I need a commitment that you will  introducie a ‘no animals’ advertising policy as a result of the current discussions.

    Sincerely,
    Name/Country
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  5. Sears has used a capuchin in its ‘A Monkey’s Uncle’ advertising campaign.

    To: Brian.Hanover@searshc.com

    Brian Hanover

    Dear Sir,

    Despite reassurances that the animals have been well cared for on-set – abuse usually occurs off set and behind the scenes, while the animals are being trained or kept isolated in their cages, deprived of all the normal, social and mental stimulation that they would enjoy in the wild.

    Animals aren't actors, spectacles to imprison and gawk at, or circus clowns. Yet thousands of these animals are forced to perform silly, confusing tricks under the threat of physical punishment; are carted across the country in cramped and stuffy boxcars or semi-truck trailers; are kept chained or caged in barren, boring, and filthy enclosures; and are separated from their families and friends—all for the sake of human "entertainment." Many of these animals even pay with their lives.

    I read that Sears
    has used a capuchin in its ‘A Monkey’s Uncle’ advertising campaign.
    I'm very disappointed by the fact you have used animals .
    I urge you introduce a ‘no animals’ advertising policy.

    Sincerely,
    Name/Country
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  6. The Flaming Lips have used a capuchin monkey and a frog in their music video for “You Lust”.

    To: info@delocreative.com

    Delo Creative

    To whom it concerns,

    Despite reassurances that the animals have been well cared for on-set – abuse usually occurs off set and behind the scenes, while the animals are being trained or kept isolated in their cages, deprived of all the normal, social and mental stimulation that they would enjoy in the wild.

    Animals aren't actors, spectacles to imprison and gawk at, or circus clowns. Yet thousands of these animals are forced to perform silly, confusing tricks under the threat of physical punishment; are carted across the country in cramped and stuffy boxcars or semi-truck trailers; are kept chained or caged in barren, boring, and filthy enclosures; and are separated from their families and friends—all for the sake of human "entertainment."
    Many of these animals even pay with their lives.

    I read that The Flaming Lips
    have used a capuchin monkey and a frog in their music video for “You Lust”.
    I'm very disappointed by the fact you have used animals .
    I urge you introduce a ‘no animals’ advertising policy.

    Sincerely,
    Name/Country
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  7. Whiskas has used two leopards for their latest TV advert, trained by Eric Weld from Hollywood Animals in California.

    Online formular: http://www.mars.com/uk/en/about-mars/contact-us.aspx

    To whom it concerns,

    Despite reassurances that the animals have been well cared for on-set – abuse usually occurs off set and behind the scenes, while the animals are being trained or kept isolated in their cages, deprived of all the normal, social and mental stimulation that they would enjoy in the wild.

    Animals aren't actors, spectacles to imprison and gawk at, or circus clowns. Yet thousands of these animals are forced to perform silly, confusing tricks under the threat of physical punishment; are carted across the country in cramped and stuffy boxcars or semi-truck trailers; are kept chained or caged in barren, boring, and filthy enclosures; and are separated from their families and friends—all for the sake of human "entertainment."
    Many of these animals even pay with their lives.

    I read
    that for you latest television advert, Whiskas has used two leopards trained by Eric Weld from Hollywood Animals in California.

    An investigation of Hollywood Animals,  leopards were found in a sorry state, living in isolation and displaying stereotypical behaviour.

    Mars Petcare subsequently responded that “…the welfare of each animal involved in the filming has been, and continues to be, our priority before, during and after the advert’s production” and “….we only used animals from handlers who have been thoroughly vetted for stringent animal welfare standards by respected bodies; in the case of this advert we only used leopards whose handlers have been given the USDA Animal Welfare License.”

    Despite your  assurances, I'm extremely disappointed that Mars Petcare would choose to use wild animals in advertising, especially given their response to aletter in which they state “Our passion for pets extends to all animals, and we are dedicated to their well-being”.

    As investigations have shown, possession of a USDA licence does not guarantee that performing animals will not suffer. Have Trunk Will Travel – who use violence and electric shocks to force their elephants to perform – holds a USDA and AZA approval and the films Water for Elephants and Zookeeper in which their elephants were used received an American Humane Association “no animals were harmed” assurance.
    So I urge you to adopt a policy of not using animals in future promotions!

    Sincerely,
    Name/Country
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  8. Boehringer Ingelheim has used an elephant from Have Trunk Will Travel in its advertising campaign for Spiriva. ADI has revealed evidence of elephants being electric-shocked and beaten whilst being trained at Have Trunk Will Travel in California.

    Online formular: http://www.boehringer-ingelheim.com/contact.html

    To whom it concerns,

    Despite reassurances that the animals have been well cared for on-set – abuse usually occurs off set and behind the scenes, while the animals are being trained or kept isolated in their cages, deprived of all the normal, social and mental stimulation that they would enjoy in the wild.

    Animals aren't actors, spectacles to imprison and gawk at, or circus clowns. Yet thousands of these animals are forced to perform silly, confusing tricks under the threat of physical punishment; are carted across the country in cramped and stuffy boxcars or semi-truck trailers; are kept chained or caged in barren, boring, and filthy enclosures; and are separated from their families and friends—all for the sake of human "entertainment."
    Many of these animals even pay with their lives.

    I read that Boehringer Ingelheim
    has used an elephant from Have Trunk Will Travel in its advertising campaign for Spiriva.

    There is revealed evidence of elephants being electric-shocked and beaten whilst being trained at Have Trunk Will Travel in California.

    As investigations have shown, possession of a USDA licence does not guarantee that performing animals will not suffer.

    I'm very disappointed by the fact you have used animals .
    So I urge you to adopt a policy of not using animals in future promotions!

    Sincerely,
    Name/Country
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  9. PPR has used a leopard in its television advertising campaign for Yves Saint Laurent’s Opium perfume, which features actress Emily Blunt.

    To: press@kering.com

    Kering,

    To whom it concerns,

    Despite reassurances that the animals have been well cared for on-set – abuse usually occurs off set and behind the scenes, while the animals are being trained or kept isolated in their cages, deprived of all the normal, social and mental stimulation that they would enjoy in the wild.

    Animals aren't actors, spectacles to imprison and gawk at, or circus clowns. Yet thousands of these animals are forced to perform silly, confusing tricks under the threat of physical punishment; are carted across the country in cramped and stuffy boxcars or semi-truck trailers; are kept chained or caged in barren, boring, and filthy enclosures; and are separated from their families and friends—all for the sake of human "entertainment."

    Many of these animals even pay with their lives.

    I read that PPR
    has used a leopard in its television advertising campaign for Yves Saint Laurent’s Opium perfume, which features actress Emily Blunt.
    I'm very disappointed by the fact you have used animals .
    Therefore I urge you to introduce a ‘no animals’ advertising policy.

    Sincerely,
    Name/Country

Animals Are Not Ours For Entertainment

Animal 'Actors'
Sure, onscreen they may seem like natural "actors" with the ability to ham it up like no other. But animals used in movies and television don't lead pampered lives like many of their human counterparts do.
Animals are confused by the things that directors and trainers expect them to do when the cameras are rolling. The only reason they perform these confusing acts is to escape the abuse that's bound to be waiting for them if they don't obey, including physical abuse: A primatologist who spent 14 months working undercover for a facility that trains great apes for film and television saw trainers kick and punch the animals to make them be obedient.
In this age of computer-generated imagery and animatronics—think King Kong—there is absolutely no need for real animals to be on the sets of TV shows and films.




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