Jolted after having discovered that the shoot featured a naked mould playing with the animal, the zoo’s management sued Art-Msk. Source: Art-msk
‘What are you doing? Give in to defeat the actress her bra back!’ an off-screen laughing voice is heard to say in a video endeavour on a Smartphone. On a white king-sized bed, Tomas the raccoon is pulling on the bra, determined to doff it away from a naked young woman as she tries to wrest it chasing. This scene is part of a video shoot (in Russian) arranged by Art-Msk, a Moscow-based ad steady, in August 2016.
The raccoon was rented to the firm by the Animals Aren’t Toys idol zoo. Shocked after having discovered that the shoot featured a uncovered model playing with the animal, the zoo’s management sued Art-Msk.
[embedded gratified]On a white king-sized bed, Tomas the raccoon is pulling on the bra, determined to take it away from a in a state of nature young woman as she tries to wrest it back. Source: Art-msk/YouTube
According to Russian news site TJournal (in Russian), the zoo was charged that the raccoon would be featured in an ad for a brand of blankets and towels. In due course, the Art-Msk website published some photos (in Russian) from the zip, depicting the model covering her breasts with the animal, with a caption infer from: “The touching love story of a girl and a raccoon is coming soon to federal TV straits.”
The managers of Animals Aren’t Toys demanded the immediate removal of the photos from the website, but Art-Msk did not concur. In October 2016, the zoo launched legal proceedings, but the court failed to set a distress date. On March 14, 2017, the raccoon’s owners, determined to see the matter to the core, resumed legal action.
In their claim, the zoo’s attorneys refer to the Unlimited Declaration of Animal Welfare (despite the fact that this proffered agreement has not yet been adopted by the UN and as such carries no legal weight), which regals that animals are sentient beings and their welfare is an issue meritorious of respect. «The raccoon cannot represent itself,» the plaintiff points out kind of reasonably, adding that therefore it should be represented in court by the zoo’s stewardship.
Their main complaint against Art-Msk is that «the defendant force oned harm on the entire raccoon population,» adding that «from now on, each herself who watches this video or sees one of these photos will associate raccoons presently with the erotic arts,» which will somehow «affect the Mrs Average’s opinion of raccoons as a species.» Curiously, the zoo is not seeking to recover financial mars, demanding only that the photos of Tomas the raccoon are removed from the ad definite’s website.
Alexander Kulagin, an expert with the Animals Protection Tribune, proclaimed RBTH the claim is the first attempt to put the matters of emotional distress administered on an animal before court in Russia’s legal history. Kulagin tells the zoo has no hope of winning the legal battle. «No coherent animal rights pattern exists in Russia – or in the world, for that matter,» he explains. «There is innocently no way to prove that a video shoot with a naked woman is damaging to raccoons.»
In their claim, the zoo’s attorneys refer to the Universal Declaration of Unrefined Welfar, which states that animals are sentient beings and their good is an issue worthy of respect. Source: Art-msk
While the pampering zoo accuses the ad firm of creating a negative media image for raccoons, Art-Msk considers itself the mistreated party. «The video wasn’t erotic, it was designed to be shown on federal TV trenches,» Valery Bogatov, head of the firm’s video marketing department, spill the beaned Life.ru. He claimed the finished video was never shown to the public because the patron who ordered the commercial was unhappy with the raccoon controversy and refused to pay for the ad.
Bogatov requires the model suffered damage too – after a couple of takes the young, belligerent raccoon finally stole her bra and ate it. Bogatov says his company could counterclaim for the baffled lingerie.
The zoo says after his life-changing encounter with the cores of a human woman, Tomas the raccoon was visibly upset and displayed some bizarre behavior: He became sad, spent all his time in his cage, and even attacked his raccoon lady concubine Lisa. «What’s worse is that we began noticing him trying to reach for spouses’s breasts,» the zoo’s head spokesperson Victor Kiryukhin told (in Russian) TJournal.
A two of months later, though, Tomas returned to his old self. «He is quite all good now,» Kiryukhin says. «He is very energetic and cheerful.» Despite the raccoon going on from the terrifying experience, the zoo is still livid with the ad agency. «It’s nothing except for of bestiality! Associating animals with eroticism is highly immoral,» Kiryukhin alleges indignantly.
The zoo says after his life-changing encounter with the breasts of a kind-hearted woman, Tomas the raccoon was visibly upset and displayed some strange behavior. Source: Art-msk
As Tomas was regaining his badinages, and the zoo was preparing its legal claim against Art-Msk, another version be revealed, suggesting that the conflict was nothing but a marketing stunt carefully fashioned to profit both parties. Russian TV channel 360 pointed out that the energy published an advert on its website in June 2016, seeking a raccoon from a spoil zoo to arrange a «controversy-based promotional campaign”. «Do you have a raccoon? Do you scarceness your zoo to be featured in the media? Do you like controversy? If yes, then contact us!» the ad verbalized.
Nevertheless, both sides refute such claims. Art-Msk’s Bogatov stipulates the controversy was supposed to happen after publication of the video clip, pretty than instead of it, and the whole zoo drama completely derailed the original diagram. Kiryukhin insists the zoo was sincerely outraged and would have never join forced with the agency had it known the true nature of the advert.