Many of you may have seen, or at least heard about, the Super Bowl ad for a new Fox Entertainment TV series “Animal Control” starring Joel McHale. In the ad McHale is holding a baby cougar. If this had been filmed in the US after Dec. 20 it would have violated the Big Cat Public Safety Act that became law on that day. The law requires that if you are not one of the exempted people like staff at a USDA licensed exhibitor or a veterinarian you must be kept at least 15 feet from a big cat if the cat is not behind a
This commercial would violate the new law if it were filmed in the US. It was filmed in Canada, so the BCPSA does not apply. But it is still exploitation of the animal and sends the wrong message. Animals provided to the entertainment industry typically in our view are mistreated. And holding a cub like this sends the message that these big cats make good pets, encouraging people to acquire them. That never turns out well for the animal.
Disney owns Fox Entertainment and we have identified the individuals we believe are the decision makers who can create a company policy of not exploiting big cats like this. Please take a moment to let them know that you object to this exploitation and urging them to stop.
Ask Disney to Stop Exploiting Big Cats!
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