33 Powerful Animal Ad Campaigns That Tell The Uncomfortable Truth In A Way Words Never Could

Unlike most ads, these found from all over the world will probably make you feel uncomfortable about your consumer lifestyle. And that’s exactly what they’re hoping for.
Speaking up for those who can’t, each of these powerful PSA images gathered by Bored Panda showcase the numerous issues facing the animals we share our planet with and the vile things that are happening without you even realizing it. The all too real pain these animals deal with and die out because of every single day becomes clearer with each moving image… and it’s absolutely unforgettable.
A little while ago, our friends at Bored Panda also wrote about powerful advertisements that were designed to raise awareness about important social and environmental issues. But what about animals? They don’t have any way to raise awareness about the issues they face, so it’s up to us to help them out.
These advertisements address different types of issues, but they’re all about giving a voice to the voiceless. Most of us love animals, and yet we remain ignorant of or apathetic towards the abuse of domestic or circus animals or the extinction, poaching and over-harvesting of wild populations. If you’re an animal lover, consider putting your time or your money behind one of these noble campaigns! There are lots of powerful animal ads out there, so if you’ve seen one that we missed, share it with us at the bottom of this post!

Every 60 Seconds A Species Dies Out. Each Minute Counts

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Advertising Agency: Scholz & Friends, Berlin, Germany

Animals Are Not Clowns

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Advertising Agency: Partners Lisboa, Portugal

If You Don’t Pick It Up They Will

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Advertising Agency: TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, Johannesburg, South Africa

Horrifying vs. More Horrifying

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Advertising Agency: DDB, Turkey

Help Us Fight The Effects Of Cosmetic Testing

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Advertising Agency: Lowe Pirella Fronzoni, Milan, Italy
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Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett, Brussels, Belgium

Zurich Zoo: More Space For The Big Ones

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Advertising Agency: Advico Y&R AG, Zurich, Switzerland

Save The Rhino: Nothing We Do Will Ever Bring Them Back

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Advertising Agency: Stick, South Africa

Stop The Abuse

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Advertising Agency: Lowe Bull, Cape Town, South Africa

Last Meal: Adopting A Shelter Dog Is Getting Him Out Of Death Row

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Advertising Agency: TBWA/ Lisboa, Portugal

Imagine This Is Yours

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Advertising Agency: Unknown

WWF: Sewing Patterns

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Advertising Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, France

Stop The Wildlife Trade

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Advertising Agency: Springer & Jacoby Werbung

WWF: If You See An Animal, You’re Missing Something

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Advertising Agency: Y&R, Italia

You See A Dog. He Sees A Home

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Advertising Agency: DDB, Manila, Philippines

WWF: Evolution

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Advertising Agency: Ogilvy, China

WWF: Extinction Can’t Be Fixed

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Advertising Agency: BBDO, Spain

Don’t Buy Exotic Animal Souvenirs

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Advertising Agency: LOWE GGK, Warsaw, Poland

Same Pet, Different Owner. Adopt A Rescue Pet

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Advertising Agency: TBWA-Santiago Mangada Puno, Philippines

WWF: Desertification Destroys 6,000 Species Every Year

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Advertising Agency: Contrapunto BBDO, Madrid, Spain

Plastic Bags Kill

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Advertising Agency: BBDO Malaysia, MALAYSIA, Kuala Lumpur / Advertising Agency: Duval Guillaume, Belgium

WWF: Give A Hand To Wildlife

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Advertising Agency: Saatchi&Saatchi Simko, Geneva, Switzerland

WWF: The Future Is Man Made

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Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett, Sydney, Australia

WWF: What On Earth Are We Doing To Our Planet?

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Advertising Agency: UncleGrey, Copenhagen/Aarhus. Denmark

WWF: What Will It Take Before We Respect The Planet?

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Advertising Agency: Ogilvy, Paris, France

Re-winder: It’s Not A Game Anymore

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Advertising Agency: Bulgaria

Volunteer Wildfire Services: Wildfires Burn More Than Trees

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Advertising Agency:  Saatchi & Saatchi, South Africa

When You See A Tuna, Think Panda

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Advertising Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, Singapore

LAV: The Show Mustn’t Go On. Support Animal-free Circuses

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Advertising Agency: cOOkies adv, Milan, Italy

Warf: Forest Brings The Extinct Back To Life

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Advertising Agency: Thailand

White Is The New Green. Simply Painting Your Roof White Reflects The Sun’s Rays, Which Helps Cool Down The Environment

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Advertising Agency: Ogilvy, Johannesburg, South Africa

Fashion Claims More Victims Than You Think

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Advertising Agency: Unknown

WWF: Bluefin Tuna. Would You Care More If I Was A Panda?

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Advertising Agency: Ogilvy, France
Credits: This article firstly appeared on Bored Panda's blog.