Save Ralph is a short film that has gone viral due to its denunciation of cruelty to animals. The four-minute animation tells the story of a cute rabbit named Ralph. The rabbit works in a laboratory that tests cosmetics on animals.
The mockumentary has caused quite a stir and has generated millions of views. The main reason is that it has exposed the harsh reality of animal testing.
Different Hollywood celebrities participate in Save Ralph. It was directed by Spencer Susser (The Greatest Showman), in stop motion format and features the voices of Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit, Thor Ragnarok, The Mandalorian), Zac Efron, Olivia Munn, Ricky Gervais, Rodrigo Santoro, Tricia Helfer and Pom Klementieff.
The Spanish version features the voices of George Lopez, Wilmer Valderrama and Rosario Dawson. It will also be released in French, Portuguese, and Vietnamese.
What is Save Ralph about?
In the mockumentary, Ralph is interviewed about his “job” and explains that because of his job he cannot see through one of his eyes or hear with one of his ears. He also shows a burn on his body and on his spine, which hurts at all times.
Then, a human hand removes it from its burrow to lead it along with other rabbits, which are being used for cosmetic tests. Seconds later, a syringe is inserted into Ralph’s eye. In the next one you can see the blind rabbit, with a collar and spinal injuries.
Save Ralph seeks to highlight the cruelty to which animals are subjected to test products for human use. To close the documentary, the phrase that says: “No animal should die and suffer in the name of beauty.”
You can watch the documentary here:
Animal testing is still legal in 80% of countries, according to data from the HSI Humane Society International (HSI).
“Today we have a host of reliable, animal-free methods to ensure product safety, so there is no excuse for putting animals like Ralph to suffer in testing,” said Jeffrey Flocken, President of HSI.