TV and newspapers have been recently highlighting the seemingly growing, sickening trend of trend of images of people deliberately inflicting cruelty on animals. These individuals seem to think it amusing to record and post the crime of defenseless animals being hurt, tortured and sometimes killed for their own amusement. YouTube and others in power have as of yet done nothing efficient to prevent this so it is necessary to withdraw these images, and put restrictions and penalties and immediately take measures to permanently put a stop to this sickening endorsement of animal cruelty.
There are no age restrictions to protect even young children from viewing these videos, which have distasteful titles such as "Woman kills cat by stepping on it with high heels" and "How to microwave your dog". There is are journals that assert there is a direct Animal Abuse-Human Violence Connection, as a person or child that would do this is said to be likely to kill or hurt a human being. There are also instances of children posting these videos reported in the news. This gives publicity to the YouTube and the abusers a well, and promotes violence to innocent animals.
In this era of technology, there must be laws to protect children as well as adults from viewing violent, immoral acts that no person should ever see. We must encourage YouTube to place fines and appropriate penalties, and report violence to authorities. One thought is that these people should have banned IP addresses all together to ever visit the site immediately upon discovery of posting such videos, and the incidence reported to authorities. Above all, these videos should not be approved for viewing in the first place, as even the titles are repulsive.
There are ways to flag and complain about these videos, but YouTube doesn't seem to do much about it. Clicking on these videos gives the perpetrators thousands of hits, and they allegedly collect revenue for the ads, so even if you are an advocate of animal rights, you are contributing to their views, and possibly earning them revenue by watching these videos and/or clicking on their ads. There is no excuse for any of these video promoted in a public forum available to children all over the world. This is obviously against the law. Few have been caught and taken to jail, and have shown no remorse, and some have repeated the action.
This shows negligence on the part of YouTube and its affiliates and lack of proper screening for this, as many of these videos can be easily found by a simple search.
They are giving these criminals a forum to display their heinous acts.
Understandably, the internet has been consistently moving at a fast pace, and although it may be difficult or costly to keep up with, it is the responsibility of YouTube to never allow this to happen again.
Also recommended is Congress step in and place laws and fines on youtube for taking responsibility for their action of allowing this to occur.
YouTube has the power to immediately remove offensive material, and must stop the continuation of promoting cruelty to animals by giving abusers a forum for promoting violence for all to see. There is absolutely no excuse for the continuation of this disturbing trend on YouTube to continue.
Since flagging these videos and reporting doesn't seem to do much good, here is Youtube's address to simply put a stamp on an envelope and send them a letter.
901 Cherry Ave.
San Bruno, CA 94066
Phone: +1 650-253-0000
Fax: +1 650-253-0001
You can also write:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500