Monday, February 13, 2012

This is how to do a Save Wildlife campaign these days.

I'm called a misanthrope all the time. Which is absolutely true. Humans are killing off species quickly—killing the planet quickly—with nary a second thought. Try to bring a wildlife bill to the floor of Congress, and watch business lobbyists (humans) kill it, gleefully, like a baby seal. But hey, no sweat, we'll just go live on the fucking Moon.
And when I see stories like this one about the great Rhino, I feel ill. But bravo to Ogilvy Cape Town for pissing people off by bait and switching them with this YouTube hijacking effort. The agency says they increased online signatures for their client, non-profit Forever Wild, by 400%. Will it do any good? Probably not. We're only human.
To view some previous WWF ads, click here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am eating baby seal, deep fried in extra virgin whale oil, using a rhino horn as my plate.

1:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember when Viagra came, it was hoped that the Chinese would stop the rhino horn usage & just buy the blue pills.
That obviously hasn't worked!
Yet another reason to boycott Chinese goods, so they don't have the money to buy something that's priceless.
Plus, I wonder what those fools will do when the wild horns are all gone forever?
Will they try to get into zoos & kill those rhinos?

Maybe what we need to do is get into the supply chain & poison all the rhino horns out there!

1:36 PM  
Anonymous -1-T-M- said...

@ anon 1:36 PM

Rhinoceros horns are used in traditional Asian medicine, and for dagger handles in Yemen and Oman.

One repeated misconception is that rhinoceros horn in powdered form is used as an aphrodisiac in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as Cornu Rhinoceri Asiatici. It is, in fact, prescribed for fevers and convulsions.

As of December 2009 poaching has been on a global increase whilst efforts to protect the rhinoceros are being considered increasingly ineffective.

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loving wildlife is easy... when it doesn't live in your neighborhood.

How would New Yorkers react if bears and wolves suddenly reappeared, eating your dog and mauling kids on the way to school? One dead kid and the image of a crushed, blood-stained McLaren stroller on NY1 would change most minds.

Now imagine a fucking tiger or pack of hyenas in your backyard.

Fuck that!

3:20 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...

I'm from the Appalachian Trail, not NYC, you idiotic dipshit. And, yeah, that's a good reason to then kill tigers to extinction. Fuck them! And fuck ugly rhinos! What a selfish fucking moron you are.

4:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Annonymous - Ignorance is so last year. rhinos don't walk around in our back yards in the cities in South Africa. they are in many national parks, one of which is Kruger National Park, one of the largest national parks in the world - 19,000km2, they roam in the wild among other wild animals. Poachers using sophisticated technology and helicoptors seek out the animals and mutilate them driving them to extinction. Educate yourself.
Also, elephants don't walk down our streets.

5:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

p.s. I love the your tactics!

5:49 AM  

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