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Saturday, November 3, 2012

A Good Start

The other day I came across a Vietnamese commercial that will be airing until the end of the year. In it prominent people from a range of professions - a model, an athlete, businessmen, etc. - tell people not to become involved in the illegal wildlife trade. Recently this issue has become widely discussed, for a variety of reasons, but unfortunately most of the people talking about it seem to be foreigners. This ad, in Vietnamese and for the Vietnamese people, is the first thing I've seen targeted directly at locals. I think the tone of the video could have been more forceful, but hopefully this will start a trend. Some people don't care what foreigners think about their actions, but perhaps if enough social pressure from their fellow countrymen can be applied they will change their ways. Check it out:

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