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Elisabetta Canalis plays a dog in a hot car for PETA

Posted by Tom Megginson | 25-07-2014 15:28 | Category: Animal rights

Elisabetta Canalis plays a dog in a hot car for PETA.

It’s a typical strategy for PETA: Increase empathy for animal suffering by putting beautiful young women in their place:

In this case, however, it’s an issue that most mainstream viewers can emotionally support. In our hyper-connected media environment, it seems that every day (in hot seasons) brings a new outrage story about dogs dying in, or rescued from, closed hot cars.


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This vintage SeaWorld PSA shows how much things have changed   #tbt #throwbackthursday

Posted by Tom Megginson | 12-06-2014 19:13 | Category: Vintage

This vintage SeaWorld PSA shows how much things have changed

Before Blackfish, before PETA’s anti-SeaWorld campaigns, “Shamu” was the beloved (if captive) star of SeaWorld’s family entertainment. So of course it made sense, in the early 1980s, to feature Shamu and various anthropomorphic sea mammal friends in a kid-friendly PSA:


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.@PETA needs to do more ads like these poaching ones

Posted by Tom Megginson | 3-06-2014 14:17 | Category: Animal rights

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When PETA launches campaigns that sexually exploit women, disrespect human suffering, or just plain lie, I’m the first to call them out. But when they do something good, I’m not afraid to say so.

This anti-poaching campaign from Lowe, Singapore, is one of those times.

Calling out “fashionable” people for creating a demand for poaching threatened animals is a powerful statement. It may not influence the more out-of-touch consumers directly, but it does provide social pressure in the form of making others aware of the connection between luxury goods and disappearing exotic animals. It’s a shock ad, but the good kind, because causing the general public to reaffirm their disgust at the trade in certain animal products helps create a stigma. And since most “mainstream” people despise the rich and spoiled anyway, it’s not a hard sell.

See the rest of the campaign below:


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Are these pet adoption ads clever, or creepy?

Posted by Tom Megginson | 22-03-2014 15:16 | Category: Animal rights

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I’ll just put it out there: Those eyes are freaking me out.

These ads for CARA Welfare Philippines are based on a strong insight, but the reflective eyes completely alienate me from what would otherwise be an emotionally-engaging animal picture. While I agree that the internet doesn’t really need more adorable cat pictures, these pets make me feel like they will eat my soul as soon as I fall asleep. Another unfortunate example, IMHO, of ad creatives lacking empathy with the audience and the subject matter.

What do you think?


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PETA, please don’t do “don’t be that guy”

Posted by Tom Megginson | 29-01-2014 17:10 | Category: Animal rights

PETA, please don't do don't be that guy

The campaign is actually about how you look like “a horse’s ass” when you spout clichéd arguments against not eating meat.

Peta: a horse's ass

So why call it “don’t be that guy”? Especially when that (admittedly common) phrase is currently “owned” by a very powerful anti-rape campaign?


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PETA PSA compares irresponsible “pet parents” to real ones

Posted by Tom Megginson | 28-01-2014 17:24 | Category: Animal rights

Update: PSA is from 2008. It was just recently recirculated.

PETA PSA compares irresponsible pet parents to real ones

The device of absurd comparison is not exactly groundbreaking, but at least this PETA PSA features some good writing and funny acting:


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