December 18, 2006
Thanks to Joe Stains and his Mom for calling our attention to the Belvedere Vodka ads. No, this is not a post about underage-dog-drinking, this is a post about the use of the Shiba Inu image without just compensation. Not only have we been utilized in adverstisements, but in other media, including video games!
Here, we see a video game starring a VIRTUAL Shiba Inu. Aren’t REAL Shiba Inu enough, people? What’s more, it’s only available in Japan! Do they think other nationalities don’t like the Shiba??
Here is an alternate ending to the Video Game “Silent Hill 2,” where it is revealed that a Shiba Inu is the Mastermind behind the whole plot:
We have even once seen an advertisement for a video game with a Shiba Inu outfitted like Rambo, with bullets and machine gun.
In conclusion, we Shiba Inu dogs should not be used to promote various things, without consulting with us as a whole. Further more, we should be compensated in some way: kibble, treats, free products, etc.
What does everydog think? How have your various breeds been used in advertisements and other media?