by Michael dEstries
Categories: Print.

From time to time we like to cover different forms of media here on the Razz — even if they don’t particularly feature celebrities. A good example would be those hilarious mock Prius ads back in March that featured scenes of body dumping and prostitution solicitation followed by the words, “Well, at least he drives a Prius..”

Today’s find, courtesy of the folks over at Green Daily, is a real ad from the World Wildlife Fund. Obviously, you already understand why it’s a little shocking. I mean seriously, who actually uses an entire head of cabbage as a decorative piece on their table? Gross.

Still, I understand the point that’s being made. Babies are not to be eaten — and natural resources should be saved to prevent sacrificing future generations. Excellent rules to live by.

What do you think? Too shocking?

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • erin

    Michael Dahhling,

    It’s actually World Wildlife FUND (just to clarify ;) My birth mother worked there for 20 plus years is the only reason the name sticks in my head so clearly. Easy thing to mix up though because there’s the National Wildlife Federation so the two can get confusing. Just an FYI :)

    Happy holidaze!


  • michael

    Whoops! Got it! Thanks, e!

  • Kyle

    I don’t really understand the ad. Is it saying that in the future we’re gonna have to go Gwyneth (cannibal) if we don’t change our current consumption?

    I don’t know but I’m really curious what they stuffed the centerpiece with.

  • Vegan

    From what I understand it’s an environmental ad basically saying that we need to be more mindful of what resources we are using and how much of them we are using and their impact on the Earth and consequently future generations.

    I like the ad but I think a subtext to clarify would have been beneficial.

  • WWF Confuses Me!

    According to the Web site of the WWF’s Canadian office, “WWF is not an animal welfare organisation. We support the hunting and consumption of wild animals provided the harvesting does not threaten the long-term survival of wildlife populations. WWF has never opposed a sustainable seal hunt in northern or eastern Canada.”


  • LuckyMac219

    Poster child for “A Modest Proposal”.
    Seriously, though, it makes a good point.

  • Steph

    That ad just makes me go “WTF” as does the above comment that they don’t oppose hunting and stuff….


  • Aelys

    I’m not shocked, but it’s definitely disturbing

  • Elaine Vigneault

    Wow, I’m surprised. I took WWF to be a very mainstream, never-rock-the-boat kind of organization. And their pro-hunting perspective left a bad taste in my mouth. I’m rethinking that completely. This ad is fantastic!

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  • Julia

    At first I thought the ad was for something Christmas related. How ham is made from babies and such.

    I didn’t know WWF supported hunting. I don’t really like them now, though I’m sure they do good things too. Still, I would rather support another organization in this case.

  • Eric

    If only Jonathan Swift could have seen this ad!

    Modest Proposal indeed!

  • Jason

    The WWF is also a supporter of cruel and unnecessary animal experimentation.
    I found this site, it has a bunch of info about the anti-animal policies of the WWF:

  • erin

    My birth mother (who worked for WWF in Switz) just explained to me some of the reasons she left (including these policies) Mind you she left in early 2000’s when all that stuff started stirring up. It’s a shame they have had some great accomplishments – yet they then step 10 steps back… I was planning on giving to them this Christmas (and granted, I wanted a wwf green vest which you get with a donation ;) but now, forget it….