A zoo of Moscow, which allows visitors to pet and get close to the animals, has put a demand to an advertising agency that has rented one of their raccoons for a photo session.
The zoo is called “animals are not toys” and alleges that the animal is traumatized, demoralized and suffered sexual harassment after the photo session of the agency Art-Mask.
The client was a company that sells sheets and blankets, and the agency decided to make photos with a woman in topless, only covered by the raccoon.
The responsible of the zoo’s claim that they discovered that it was photos of naked when they were published by the press.
Ask the judge that compensation to the zoo for the “moral damage” suffered by the raccoon, and ordered the removal of the photographs from the Internet.
The zoo has filed a second lawsuit for the court to prohibit the use of animals in sessions of erotic photos, as a violation of the rights of animals. They argue that the use of a raccoon in a “advertising sex” has a negative impact on the public opinion about the perception of animals.
The zoo reports a idea “zoofílica and immoral”.
For its part, the advertising agency considered “absurd” in this matter, and —we do not know whether seriously or in jest— complaint that is the fault of the raccoon, because he stole the underwear of the model and ate it.
In fact have provided images of the Raccoon nibbling the fastener of the young so that maybe, it is a serious argument in their defense.
The Russian laws just protect the animals, so that is unlikely to take into account the demand of the zoo.
The funny thing is that the lawsuit is brought by a “petting zoo”, which allows visitors to feel the animals.
An aberration for organizations that protect animals that ask for the closure of these centres.