It is at the forefront of everybody’s minds now that when we buy cosmetics, we want them to be sustainably produced and sold. That means that we don’t want them to hurt the planet or animals in any way.
Companies that test on animals have been harshly criticized, and far fewer people support such companies; however, the practice has not yet been entirely eradicated. There are many movements worldwide seeking to stop animal testing, though.
Most recently, a short film has been released as a way to bring attention to the issue of animal testing.
About a week ago, this short film was announced with a poster and a short teaser. The film follows the story of a rabbit who shows the dangers of animal testing. The short film stars Zac Efron, Ricky Gervais, and Taika Waititi voices the rabbit.
The film was written and produced by Hollywood filmmakers and writers like Spencer Susser in collaboration with The Human Society. While the film is only four minutes long, the documentary-style layout and the information shared are impactful and heart-wrenching.
Speaking about the film on Instagram, Waititi shared the film’s poster to announce the film and jokingly said that if you don’t like the movie, you must hate animals and that he can’t be friends with people like that. The post caption was a joke, but the film’s issue is no joke and needs serious attention.
Save Ralph has been out for almost a week now and already has over 200 000 views on YouTube. People worldwide have been posting about the film and their own experiences with animal testing.
Fans have said that the film is heartbreaking but informative and that everybody should watch it. It is not an easy film to watch, by any stretch of the imagination, but it is worth educating yourself and making better decisions in the future.
Many people have already begun to change how they purchase and interact with cosmetics since watching ‘Save Ralph’, which is hopefully just the beginning of it all. Judging by the response that the film has received so far, Ralph has changed the minds of so many people already.