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YouTube videos showing abuse against monkeys criticized by PETA, Action for Primates

A disturbing video trend has been criticized by animal rights activists as footage shows monkeys being abused. WARNING: Graphic, scary.

WARNING: Graphic, scary.

Baby monkeys are tortured, exploited and even killed in a wave of cruel YouTube videos.

Animal rights activists have slammed the social media giant for continuing to host disturbing clips that appear to be part of a huge trend of videos being shot in Southeast Asia.

Disturbing clips show the primates being strangled, slapped, threatened with pincers or even killed.

It only took a few minutes to find plenty of shocking abuse videos – some of which have hundreds of thousands of views each – under the hashtag #monkey_tube.

Many showed the monkeys dressed in clothes and diapers before being tormented and tortured – some including links asking for donations.

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One video we watched showed a man strangling a baby monkey – with the title of the video bragging about making him “cry really loud”.

Another clip showed the limbs of a monkey grabbed as he was held upside down and slapped by his “mum”.

And another video shows a desperate monkey clinging to her “father” before he then throws her into a lake so she can “learn to swim”.

A YouTube playlist of 112 videos on the site titled “Kill baby monkeys” has been viewed nearly 200,000 times and includes various bizarre abuse videos.

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Twisted commentators also encourage abusers and suggest various ways in which they can harm animals, often under the guise of “discipline.”

Another video shows a baby primate dressed in human clothing and being forced to walk upright, which can damage its spine.

The video is titled: “Abuse of Haha, a Baby Monkey: First Lessons in Bipedal Walking. Be careful, drastic!

And another has a woman hanging a baby monkey off the edge of a balcony, which drew 78,000 views.

Meanwhile, in another bizarre series of videos, monkeys are forced to perform “cute” scenes as part of storylines in some type of online YouTube soap opera by their captors.

Newborn and infant monkeys are placed in bizarre, upsetting or dangerous situations in these “shows” – which can lead to their death.

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These monkey dramas seemed to be common in Cambodia, where scenes are staged for YouTube.

Baby monkeys are often taken from their mothers to create a movie about a cute orphan in distress.

The most disturbing tendency has been to injure the little ones by placing them with adult monkeys – which are not their mothers – leading them to be rejected, sometimes falling from trees and injuring or killing themselves.

Placing infants in dramatic situations is also common, as abusers try to gain views on YouTube.

These posters will receive money from YouTube through their viewer ratings.

In one video, a baby can be seen drowning in water without the cameraman trying to save him.

We then see his mother rushing to his aid.

Animal rights organization PETA said, “YouTube’s existing policies should see these gruesome channels removed immediately, but their content moderation – and response to PETA – has been lacking.”

Last week, in a rare arrest, Indonesian authorities confiscated three macaque monkeys, who had been chained in tiny cages and regularly tortured for YouTube videos.

Wartakota Tribunereported how Rian Mardiansyah allegedly set off firecrackers near them, sprayed them with jets of water, smeared chilli and glue in their food, and made them fight over treats as well as small children hitting them .

Clips were then posted on YouTube which requested donations through a PayPal account.

Sarah Kite, co-founder of the nonprofit Action for Primates, said: “Basically these monkeys were being tortured, and footage of this torture and their suffering was filmed and posted on YouTube.

“Such behavior should not be tolerated and we are very encouraged that the Indonesian authorities have reacted as they have.

“The supportive comments posted by viewers, along with suggestions of other cruel things that could be done to the monkeys, were particularly disturbing.”

It has also recently emerged that monkeys are used as forced labor on farms.

A shocking report from the animal rights charity PETA revealed last month that animals are used in the production of common coconut products in supermarkets like oil, milk and yogurt.

With the milk market alone worth up to $ 563 million worldwide, monkeys are made to climb 30m trees and collect up to 1,000 coconuts a day.

Thailand has long had a reputation for exploiting animal abuse, with tourists being able to pay to ride captive elephants that are chained and beaten, and “sedative” tigers are said to be used as props for selfies at so-called sanctuaries. .

A YouTube spokesperson said: “The YouTube guidelines ban content that contains violence – this includes animal abuse.

“Any content reported that violates our policies is immediately removed from YouTube. Upon review, both channels were terminated for violating community guidelines. “

This article originally appeared on The sun and has been reproduced with permission

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