We advocate on all animal protection and exploitation issues, including experimentation, factory farming, rodeos, breeders and traveling animal acts.
January 8, 2014
Hyundai Automobile has outrageously chosen to show a child fighting a bear to sell its cars for a TV ad. This is grossly unacceptable, despite the fact that its done for 'humor' and is likely animatronic: If Hyundai used images of lynchings or gay-bashing to sell its product they'd be shut down - it is just as disgraceful to use animal fighting. It is worse that they've used a child in these ads; children should be encouraged to extend kindness to animals:
The reality of 'bear wrestling' is a pitiable exploitation where an kidnapped animal whose teeth and claws have been removed is kept alone in a filthy pen till its time for the 'fight' - these activities have been banned all over the world.
Please tell the Hyundai Corporation to remove this shameful ad ASAP.
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