FLAC, BETC Paris and Unit Image spot swaps bulls for Velociraptors in viral film that tops 6m views in a weekend
Advertising agency, BETC Paris, has produced an awareness campaign for FLAC Anticorrida about the cruelty of bullfighting. The aim of the operation is to relaunch the public debate about this out-of-date practice.
In the midst of the French Presidential election, the FLAC (Federation of Leagues Against Corridas) and its 14 partner associations aim to get the attention of the candidates through an online film shared on social media. As most politicians have avoided taking a position on the matter, a petition has been launched with the ultimate goal of making bullfighting illegal in France.
Despite the fact that animal cruelty is illegal in France and that a recent poll has shown that 7 out of 10 French people are in favour of banning bullfighting, French law still makes an exception for public killing of bulls when they are part of a longstanding local tradition.
That’s why, the FLAC and its ad agency, BETC Paris, have turned to shocking images and graphic content to illustrate the cruelty of bullfighting. In the film, we first see a dinosaur getting killed in an arena to highlight how retarded the practice is. Then, the viewer is shown stock footage of actual bullfighting events and becomes witness to the suffering of the animals for pure entertainment purposes.
The film was produced by Unit Image and directed by Jean-Michel Drechsler. Since launching on Friday, the video has garnered over 6.2m views on Facebook.