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EU-wide bodypaint action for a ban on deep-sea bottom trawling

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 12-09-2014 21:00 | Category: Animal rights, Environment

EU-wide bodypaint action for a ban on deep-sea bottom trawling.

Marine conservation non-profit BLOOM teamed up with LUSH this week to draw public attention to the plight of the remote deep waters of Europe. All LUSH shops across Europe host a campaign from 8 to 14 September about the destruction caused by deep-sea bottom trawling and to ask European governments to support a ban. You can sign the petition here.

European Fisheries Ministers are currently discussing the reform of the EU deep-sea fishing regulation, in particular the proposed prohibition of the most destructive fishing gear: deep-sea bottom trawling.

On September 10th, a live performance of body painting deep-sea creatures was done in flagship LUSH stores across Europe to symbolize the diversity of deep-sea life and its vulnerability to destruction.

LUSH operates a strict policy against animal testing and supports fair trade and community initiatives around the world. This is what they did in 2008 with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in a anti-shark-finning campaign.

See all our body painting posts from our archive here.

Above: © Frej Thoren / Lam Hoang, Goteborg Sweden
Below: campaign video


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The ‘life of a pig’ to demystify the origin of meat

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 8-09-2014 15:00 | Category: Animal rights, Consumerism, Health

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This new campaign is from BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation. The online version is the story of a pig made in a horizontal scroll webpage.

The website shows the need to tell to people the origin of the meat they all eat in Europe, even when it is transformed into sausages or other products. Because you haven’t the slightest clue of the pig’s origin. This is because EU laws do not require origin and the BEUC want to change this. It is a call for mandatory ‘Country of Origin Labelling’ (‘COOL’) on processed meat products such as sausages, ham and ravioli - to name a few.

Research has shown that 90% of consumers want to know where their meat comes from. Still, you can have a hard time finding out the origin of the meat in your burger or ready-meal. Only a handful of manufacturers voluntarily display this information.

See ‘the life of a pig’ here.


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The travel agency that should never exist #AbortionTravel

Posted by Tom Megginson | 25-06-2014 22:16 | Category: Human rights

The travel agency that should never exist #AbortionTravel
(Image via The Guardian)

CELEM, the Spanish branch of The European Women’s Lobby,worked with DDB to create a pro-choice campaign that involved setting up a bricks-and-mortar travel agency (and web site) that demonstrated what would happen if a more restrictive anti-abortion law passed.

AbortionTravel, the travel agency that should never exist from DDB España on Vimeo.


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Amnesty’s “Torture a man and he’ll say anything” campaign mixes celebrity, humour and harsh reality

Posted by Tom Megginson | 17-06-2014 21:24 | Category: Human rights

Justin Bieber is the future of Rock and Roll says a broken Iggy Pop, Godfather of Punk in this ad from Amnesty International Belgique Francophone.

“Justin Bieber is the future of Rock and Roll” says a broken Iggy Pop, Godfather of Punk. The copy: “Torture a man and he’ll say anything. Torture is not just inhumane, it’s ineffective. Stop it.”

This campaign for Amnesty Belgium is being shared on Facebook and posters in train stations. The mixture of brutal imagery and irony is certainly a shock factor, but it does get the point across.

Below, The Dalai Lama says that “A man who doesn’t own a Rolex by age 50 has wasted his life” and Karl Lagerfeld says “A Hawaiian shirt and flip-flops are the height of elegance.”

What I’d really like to know is if the celebrities had any say in the use of their images.


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Minorities unite with animated campaign ahead of EU elections

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 15-04-2014 14:20 | Category: Discrimination, Gender issues

#NoHateEP2014: Minorities unite with animated campaign ahead of EU elections.

This animated campaign explains the choice given to Emma, an EU voter, in the May elections. Emma faces an important choice between candidates who oppose her friends’ rights, or who care about both Emma and her community.
The campaign comes from ILGA-Europe (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans & Intersex Association) and The European Network Against Racism (ENAR).

Evelyne Paradis, ILGA-Europe: “This is the first time two organisations like ours unite at this level. We speak for over a thousand organisations who firmly believe that discriminating against one minority affects everyone negatively.”
“We’re telling voters from all walks of life that more equality and more justice are within reach, but to achieve that, they must vote in May.”

Many candidates for the European Parliament hold very strong views about diversity and LGBT rights. That is the reason for this campaign. That you make a conscious choice if you find equality important.

The campaign will be shared widely on social media in 12 languages in the run-up to the May elections. It contains a video and infographics.
The hashtag is #NoHateEP2014.


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