Don’t Force Young Animals Into Yoga Poses for Entertainment

Target: Robert Goodwill, Chair of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee

Goal: Amend animal welfare laws to include yoga-based practices.

Puppies are reportedly being taken from their mothers at increasingly younger ages, deprived of water and sleep, and manhandled into unnatural body poses for hours on end in hot environments. So finds an extensive investigation from the United Kingdom’s (UK) top animal welfare agency: the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA). Where is this seeming cruelty taking place and being celebrated on many social media outlets? It’s reportedly unfolding in the rising number of yoga studios that use and exploit animals to make a profit.

Yoga-with-animals classes are happening with mostly young subjects ranging from goats to kittens and puppies. The animals are often purchased from breeders or pet shops (usually well before the recommended age for parental separation) and essentially used as live props in yoga classes. Attendees of the classes are reportedly given no special instructions or training in how to properly interact with these animals. Instead, the emphasis seems to be exclusively on the entertainment of the attendees.

Animal welfare advocates, in response to the investigation, have called on the UK Parliament to add these dangerous practices to current animal welfare laws. Sign the petition below to join in the calls for protection that prioritize the most innocent living beings.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Sir Goodwill,

A recent investigation conducted by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has yielded troubling findings regarding the trend of animal yoga. Puppies were allegedly kept in confined spaces without access to water, routinely woken from sleep to “perform,” and mishandled and traumatized by both instructors and yoga class students. While these attendees may have come away with a few TikTok images, the animals left behind seemingly continue to be exploited and deprived of a normal and healthy life.

Please honor the pleas of the RSPCA, the Kennel Club, and countless individuals concerned about the welfare of these innocents. Incorporate strong guidelines and—if necessary—bans on animal yoga into the United Kingdom’s animal welfare laws. Let the UK lead the way for the rest of the world in ensuring the protection of each and every animal.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Erhar Yaksaa


34 Comments

  1. THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS AND NEEDS TO STOP — PRONTO, IF NOT SOONER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. FOR HEAVENS SAKE DONT ANY OF YOU KNOW THE TRUE SIGNIFICANCE OF YOGA??!! CLEARLY NOT.
    SHAME ON YOU, THIS IS DISGRACEFUL AND I DONT WANT TO HEAR THE RUBBISH “THEY ENJOY IT”. ARE YOU ALL SO VERY STUPID…YES IS THE ANSWER TO THAT.
    DO NOT, IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM, GET ANIMALS TO DO ANY POSES FOR YOUR STUPID EGO, GRATIFICATION AND MONEY.
    SHAME, SHAME, SHAME ON ALL OF YOU INVOLVED IN THIS. YOU DO NOT KNOW THE MEANING OF TRUE YOGA YOU FOOLISH, EGO MONEY-GRABING IDIOTS.

  3. should all be arrested

  4. Lilia Casarez says:

    What the hell is wrong with people stupidest thing I’ve ever seen!!!!!! They will do anything for attention!!!!! Needs to stop!!!!!

  5. Maria Lavorato says:

    BEYOND ALL COMPREHENSION.!

    ANIMALS ARE NOT TOYS!!!! THIS IS ANOTHER FORM OF ANIMAL CRUELTY!!!!

    PUT YOURSELF IN THEIR SHOES!!!!! LET THEM BE!!!!!!!!!

  6. Animal advocate says:

    STOP THIS UTTER REDICULOUSNESS NOW!!!

    LEAVE THE PUPPIES WITH THEIR MOTHERS WHERE THEY BELONG!!! THE UNWARRANTED STRESS THIS CREATES FOR BOTH MOTHER AND PUPS IS CRUEL AND SENSELESS!! SAME FOR ANY OTHER ANIMALS SUCH AS BABY GOATS, KITTENS, BUNNIES, ETC.

    YOGA IS FOR HUMANS AS ANY REAL PRACTICIONER OF YOGA KNOWS. YOU CANT FULLY REACH A MEDITATIVE STATE WITH ANY DISTRACTIONS, ANIMAL OR OTHERWISE.

    STOP CREATING CRUEL STRESS ON ANIMALS JUST SO YOU CAN RECRUIT MORE CUSTOMERS FOR A UNSCRUPULOUS MONEY GRAB.

  7. How utterly stupid!!! If you all want to do yoga, knock yourselves out. DO NOT RIP BABY ANIMALS from their Mothers just for GREED & STUPIDITY!!!!!!

  8. STOP ALL FORMS OF ANIMAL CRUELTY AND ABUSE TOWARDS ALL ANIMALS IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!

  9. Pamela Plambeck says:

    There is nothing “cute” about animals doing unnatural things for the a couple of human grins and flat-out greed.

  10. When will we, as the human race, stop using animals as entertainment despite the fact that it mostly painful and uncomfortable for them? This world would be a much better place without those who feel that animals were put here for us to do whatever we please to them. This is more indication that so many humans have lost their essential humanity.

    • Well said. The more I see of these atrocities (and worse), the more I believe in HUMAN ERADICATION to benefit our beautiful Earth. Humans have become the lowest form of feces on this Earth. Selfish, inconsiderate, and ruthless. Covid19 didn’t do a very good job. Hopefully the next virus does the job correctly!!!

  11. Yet another idea the depraved human race has come up with to abuse animals. These people should be forced in to torturous positions, tied up and left ’til they beg for mercy….

  12. Oh come on!! There are other alternatives besides using animals for stupid stuff like this. This needs to stop. 😡😡😡

  13. Has anyone else noticed the uprising of animal abuse/killings??? I think since so many people want to harass, hurt, and kill animals that it is only fair for a group of animal lovers to follow and harass the people who are doing it. They need to know that it is not ok and that they can not get away with it.

  14. Pretty much anytime an animal is being USED/EXPLOITED for human purposes (i.e. not what that animal would naturally and usually do or choose ON THEIR OWN) that’s a red flag that something nefarious is usually going on. Those who can’t or WON’T understand this basic concept are the guilty parties.

  15. It’s amazing the depth people stoop to to make money or 15 minutes of fame. What fame is there to a person who is this demented? These ignorant people are not stupid just vile, out for themselves no matter the cost soothers. We need to update animal protection laws but most importantly the laws must be enforced. So far such laws are a mockery. Maybe throwing these jerks into a work camp might make a difference.Not sure there are work camps anymore. If we do not punish and enforce there will be no change in protections for animals. Remember animals are innocent, but these creeps are guilty as hell.

  16. And it’s just like zoos – they COUNT on people being stupid, insensitive and selfish, in PATRONIZING such places and events, without putting themselves in the ‘shoes’ of the animals so used. People have become wholly brainless, mindless and without INTACT consciences. Let’s the rest of us call them out to their faces!

  17. Humans are more and more pathological, schizophrenic, paranoid and dehumanized. Abusing animals increases these pathological traits. Animal yoga is an IDIOCY because it’s totally against the true purpose of yoga and the nature of animals!!!!

  18. Are people just getting stupider each day?? This is so ridiculous and STUPID!!
    People can be so sickening!

  19. Stop subjecting animals to unnatural and painful poses! THIS IS DOWNRIGHT ANIMAL CRUELTY AND IT MUST BE STOPPED!

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