How important is beauty to you? Is beauty skin deep? How would you feel if you knew that that new skin cream you just bought was tested on animals in inhumane ways before it made it to the shelf where you purchased it?
The new short film, “Save Ralph” was created by the Humane Society of the United States and features and all-star cast. It aims at shining a light at the cruelty that goes on in labs every single day where animals are used as testing subjects – many extremely painful and where the animal never makes it out alive. Many methods for testing cosmetics exist that do not involve animals, are less expensive and more reliable when it comes to human outcomes. So why is this barbaric practice of animal testing still happening? Essentially, because we allow it to happen.
I had the pleasure of being included on the screening of “Save Ralph” earlier this week and it’s really great. Please watch this short film “Save Ralph” and then think: Are you contributing to this problem or are you trying to help?
Tips for how you can help are below the film.
Oscar winner Taika Waititi is the voice of Ralph, who is being interviewed for a documentary as he goes through his daily routine as a “tester” in a lab.
“I’m a tester. My daddy was a tester, my mom, my brothers, my sisters, my kids. All testers,” he tells a documentary filmmaker voiced by actor and animal advocate Ricky Gervais. Ralph tells his interviewer that he is “doing it for the humans,” so long as “just one human can have the illusion of a safer lipstick or deodorant,” regardless of his own personal suffering.