This week we kick off a string of media reviews by taking a deeper look at Save Ralph, a short from produced by Human Society International. Done in the stop motion style of films like Fantastic Mr Fox, Save Ralph stars Taika Waititi in the titular role of Ralph, a rabbit who looks at his use in cosmetic animal experimentation as a necessary part of his job. With support from Ricky Gervais, Zac Efron, Olivia Munn, Pom Klementieff, Rodrigo Santoro, Rosario Dawson, and Maggie Q, the film has the potential to reach a huge audience, but what exactly is the film saying, what action is it asking viewers to take, and does the delivery method hinder or help it’s chances at reaching the most people. We both had near opposite reactions to this film, so strap in for a fun ride.

We also talk about a listener reaction to Seaspiracy  [6:15 – 22:30] and cover some good news in the world of animal testing. 

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The links:

Anti Speciesist Action The Problem With Dog Analogies

Cranky Vegan – 3MT: Seaspiracy – An Animal Rights Activist’s Perspective

Goats and Oats podcast – The One About Seaspiracy

Virginia becomes 4th state to ban cosmetic animal testing (ABC News)

What’s Going On With China’s Animal Testing Laws in 2021 (Ethical Elephant)

Watch Save Ralph (content warning: animated animal testing)

Save Ralph Premier And Panel Discussion