LOS ANGELES-A new, Harry Potter-based fan activist group called the Fwooper Foundation launches today in hopes of using the upcoming Harry Potter trilogy, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, as a way to get the Potter Community excited about helping the "fantastic beasts" in our world.
The "Fwooper," is a magical creature found in the Harry Potter series and is described by world-renowned magizoologist Newt Scamander in his bestselling book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as an African bird with extremely vivid plumage in colors of orange, pink, lime green or yellow. The Fwoopers' song is so powerful that they must be sold with a Silencing Charm on them. The Fwooper Foundation derives their slogan "Breaking the Silencing Charm" from this practice.
"The Fwooper Foundation believes that the creatures in our world do have a voice and that they are crying out for our help. Unfortunately, society has cast a Silencing Charm over their pleas for rescue, and that is why it is our job to break it," says Fwooper Foundation Executive Director Tylor Starr. "Animals who suffer at the hands of the Dark Arts for our food, clothing, and entertainment are abused in the worst ways imaginable. We all can choose to be like Hermione Granger and help make our world a better place for the real fantastic beasts."
"Fan activism" is a form of activism that uses a popular story, like a TV show, book series, or movie, to motivate fans to help make our world a better place in the name of their favorite characters from those stories. By encouraging fans to make a difference in our world by using the stories that they are obsessed with, fan activism groups are able to tap into that love and enthusiasm and channel it into making real changes in a fun and exciting way. The Fwooper Foundation hopes to do just that, specifically for animals.
The Fwooper Foundation is also offering incentives like free buttons and stickers for those who complete the missions that coincide with the launch of the foundation's first campaign, Breaking the Silencing Charm. Starr had this to say about the campaign, "We have a lot of great work planned, but we need the Potter fandom's help to decrease world suck for animals. By spreading the word via our Breaking the Silencing Charm campaign, we can begin to sing the Fwooper Foundation's song of compassion. Together, we can help make the lives of the magical creatures in our world a little better."
For more information about the Fwooper Foundation and the Breaking the Silencing Charm campaign, visit http://www.fwooperfoundation.org/breaking-the-sile....
You can also view our first vlog introducing our organization and its mission here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XYgK4C0LFQ&feature;=youtu.be&a;
Press Note: Hi-Res files of our organizational logo and freebie stickers and buttons can be found here: http://www.fwooperfoundation.org/press
Contact: Tylor Starr (Tylor@FwooperFoundation.org )