Thanks to Fenia
After our protest against CARTIER :
NOW we are here for the same issue !
Tell Harper's Bazaar How Wrong This Is!
Leopard print isn’t just an accessory anymore. Shockingly, we’re seeing companies using real leopards in their advertising campaigns – especially baby leopards.
Just last month, HARPER’S BAZAAR featured a baby leopard as part of their January Spring Fashion Preview cover shot.
The sad fact is that, with companies like HARPER’S BAZAAR hiring breeders and exhibitors of wild animals, this contributes to the rampant breeding and trade in these animals. Captive leopards, living well into their twenties, grow and become more dangerous, more expensive to care for, and more often a liability.
Regulations vary from state to state.
What happens to these animals when they’re no longer “cute” and profitable? Accredited zoos won’t take them and accredited sanctuaries are overflowing with castoffs.
With so few inspectors available, it's difficult to trace where they eventually end up. They often just disappear. Wild animals are traded illegally—to the tune of $10 billion or more globally each year, an amount second only to arms and drug smuggling.
Though companies like HARPER’S BAZAAR feel they fulfill their obligation by assuring humane treatment during the shoot, does corporate responsibility really end when the photo shoot ends? By using them this way, the demand they create for these animals often contributes to a lifetime of abuse.
***Please submit your comments via the website address below and then sign a pre-written letter letting HARPER’S BAZAAR know that their use of wild animals in their advertisements is unacceptable, inhumane, and must stop.
Harper’s Bazaar Webform for comments -
Harper's Bazaar Phone: (212) 903-5000
American Advertising Federation Phone: (800) 999-2231
***Please be sure to customize the SUBJECT line so that each email appears to be different and will have a better chance of being read.
Using your own words in your letter is much more powerful so that each letter stands out.
Take action : filling also the form on the link here :
Wild animals belong to Wildlife only .
There is nothing glamorous about showbiz for primates, big cats, bears, and other animals who are used in television, film, or advertising; exploited as sports mascots; or used as props in novelty displays.
Torn away from their mothers as infants, these animals are subjected to abusive training methods and forced to spend most of their lives in small, filthy cages, deprived of everything that is natural and important to them.
***Trainers who supply animals to the entertainment industry are frequently cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for violating the federal Animal Welfare Act, which establishes only minimal guidelines for animal care.
Social animals such as primates, elephants, and wolves are often forced to live alone, causing them severe psychological stress and anxiety.