Cyndi Lauper, Kate Nash, Alesha Dixon and Mollie King make a #Promise4Wildlife

29 March 2019

Music industry superstars including Cyndi Lauper, Kate Nash, Alesha Dixon and The Saturday’s Mollie King have all joined our #Promise4Wildlife not to feature captive wild animals in their music videos or performances.

Using captive wild animals in music videos is becoming less acceptable but sadly still occurs. Transporting and handling wild animals at studios and other filming locations causes animals unnecessary stress, fear and anxiety.

 

Kate Nash has joined our #Promise4Wildlife

 

Snatched from habitats

Using wild animals as props also encourages the lucrative global wildlife trade where everyday animals are snatched from their natural habitats and bred in captivity. We’re calling on artists, musicians, producers and other music industry members to make the #Promise4Wildlife and help protect animals around the world and keep them in the wild where they belong.

Tag your favourite artist

You can get involved by tagging your favourite music artists on social media and ask them to take part in the #Promise4Wildlife. The more stars that take part the more we can share the message that wild animals are wildlife. #NotEntertainers.

If you see a music video or performance that features a captive wild animal let us know and we will contact the artists representatives to share our concerns. You can also let them know about the #Promise4Wildlife.

Share the promise

To get involved artists and musicians simply need to share one of our promise images on their social media accounts and tag other music professionals to do the same.

You can find more information about the #Promise4Wildlife here and sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date with the latest news here.

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We’re calling on artists, musicians, producers and other music industry members to make the #Promise4Wildlife and help protect animals around the world and keep them in the wild where they belong.
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