Friday, July 19, 2024

Podcast commentary by journalism student Jana Aljamal

In her podcast, journalism student Jana Aljamal discusses how the humanization of a laboratory rabbit in a short film might have affected an industry.

The short mockumentary “Save Ralph” was part of a campaign initiated by Humane Society International to end animal testing in the cosmetics industry. Since its release on April 6, 2021, the animated mockumentary has gained the attention of social media users worldwide. As a result, people have been calling for a boycott of cosmetic brands that test on animals. This podcast will tackle the ways in which the humanization of a laboratory rabbit in the short film might affect the industry as a whole.