PETITION TARGET: YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki
A terrified baby monkey lies shivering and curled up in a ball, while people prod the poor creature’s head and pull the animal’s little ears for their own amusement. Desperately trying to escape, the tiny monkey cries out in terror just before the laughing tormentors snatch the poor animal from the ground by his neck.
This sadistic video is entitled “Teasing a baby monkey,” and the person who posted it wrote, “Some of my customers were having [a] fun time with the baby monkey that was newly confiscated from its mother.”
Some viewers clearly enjoyed the torture and called for the innocent monkey to be abused further.
“Hang it by the feet and whip it with a wire,” one commenter wrote. “… should have thrown it [like] a ball hard at a tree,” wrote another.
This isn’t an isolated case. The channel “Captive baby monkeys” features dozens of vile animal abuse videos. Lady Freethinker reported the channel to YouTube, yet it remains up — and has been posting since 2012.
By permitting these videos on their platform, YouTube is complicit in promoting animal cruelty.
Sign this petition to urge YouTube to ban videos that glorify clear acts of animal cruelty and ensure the people who upload these shocking clips are forever barred from posting on their site.