Animal Right Posters are pieces of art that typically feature images of animals, along with special messages or messages of awareness about animal rights They can be seen in public places such as on the sides of buses, on billboards, on the sides of buildings, in schools, and in activist offices. The purpose of Animal Right Posters is to communicate the message that all animals have basic rights and that humans have an obligation to ensure that those rights are honored and respected.
This genre of poster art is often associated with campaigns related to animal cruelty and abuse, such as those related to factory farming, animal testing, the fur and ivory trades, and puppy mills. Animal Right Posters typically feature visually striking images of animals taken from nature, in the wild and in captivity, with an accompanying message that communicates the message of respect for animals and zoos and other habitats.
The following are five of the best examples of Animal Right Posters.
1. The “Say No to Fur” poster from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is a poster that features a photo of a fox being skinned for its fur. The accompanying message is “Say No to Fur. Fur is mink, fox, coyote, dog and cat fur. We must protect their lives, not take them.” This poster is meant to draw attention to the cruelty of the fur industry, and to encourage people to refuse to buy fur products.
2. The “Stop Testing on Animals” poster from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) features an image of a mouse in a lab specimen jar. The message reads, “Stop Testing on Animals – Right Now. It’s cruel and unnecessary.” This poster is meant to draw attention to the unethical practice of animal testing, and to encourage people to refuse to purchase products that have been tested on animals.
3. The “No More Sea Lions in Zoos” poster from Marine Mammal Rescue is a poster that features a photo of a sea lion in a pool with a red dotted line around it. The accompanying message reads, “No More Sea Lions in Zoos: Respect their natural habitat and freedom of movement.” This poster is meant to draw attention to the issue of sea lions being kept in captivity in zoos, and to encourage people to refuse to visit zoos that keep sea lions.
4. The “Protect whales” poster from Greenpeace features a photo of a breaching whale, with the accompanying message, “Protect whales: Say no to commercial whaling.” This poster is meant to draw attention to the practice of commercial whaling, and to encourage people to refuse to purchase whale products.
5. The “Protect our Wildlife” poster from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) features a photo of a wildebeest on the Serengeti plains and the message, “Protect our wildlife: Respect their natural habitat and freedom of movement.” This poster is meant to draw attention to the need for protecting wildlife, and to encourage people to take steps to reduce their impacts on the environment.