Stop Animals From Being Killed, Tortured, and Eaten Alive on YouTube

Target: Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube

Goal: End the torture, abuse, and killing of animals for human entertainment.

YouTube is profiting from animal cruelty. Videos of the abuse and torture of animals are on the rise in popularity, with dramatic consequences for the victims. An investigation on an online platform called “Lady Freethinker” published the shocking details of the promotion and encouragement of animal suffering.

Many of these disturbing videos violate YouTube’s own community standards, as well as U.S. and U.K. laws such as the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act. Nevertheless, the company condones videos of sentient beings suffering for human pleasure, including captivated and chained up monkeys and animals that succumb to injuries after being run over by vehicles. Additionally, the platform presents videos of dog- and cockfighting, animals that are eaten alive such as octopuses, staged videos where animals are put in life-threatening situations to be “rescued” live on camera, and numerous hunting videos that show illegal actions.

With over 1 billion views, these horrific videos might be worth $15 million for the people who post them and up to $12 million in advertising revenue for YouTube, based on an average cost per 1,000 views taken from a Business Insider survey. In the United States more than half of children between the ages of 8 to 12 watch online videos every day, mostly on YouTube. Animal cruelty videos convey a wrong message to kids and could have a traumatic effect on some.

The multibillion-dollar company YouTube has the responsibility to review and regulate the content on its platform. It has to step up to protect animals, children, and our society.

Sign this petition to urge YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki to implement a no-tolerance policy toward all animal cruelty, use a mechanism to discover videos with abusive content, and willingly remove any video in violation of this policy.


Dear Miss Wojcicki,

Animal cruelty is on the rise on your website. Videos promoting cruelty towards animals violate your company’s community standards, as well as U.S. and U.K. laws such as the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act. Nevertheless, videos of cockfights, animals that are eaten alive, and dying animals are found on your platform. As the CEO of YouTube, you are directly profiting from the abuse of these thousands of animals. Additionally, countless children watch these videos that can have devastating effects on their mental health.

You must implement a no-tolerance policy toward all animal cruelty. This should entail employing a mechanism for quickly and accurately discovering videos featuring animal abuse, and promptly removing all videos in violation of such a policy. Govern the videos on your platform and protect animals from abuse now.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Alexas_Fotos


  1. How in the hell is this still allowed????

  2. YouTube is an evil social media that needs to go out of business. They allow animals to be tortured and killed, however, if you question election integrity they cancel you! IT’S TIME TO CANCEL ALL SOCIAL MEDIA WITH DOUBLE STANDARDS AND THAT ALLOWS VIOLENCE. GOOD RIDDANCE!!!

  3. Raynesha McGhee-Reed says:

    Animal Cruelty is Freaking worst & this vile crap shouldn’t be on YouTube,These Poor Animals Don’t Deserve it @ all & these POSs Should be Rotting in Hell!!!!

  4. Anna Owens says:

    This kind of behavior doesn’t even qualify as sub-human. There is no earthy reason for this to be available on YouTube, other than the mighty driver of all barbaric behavior, profit. Do the right thing and end what you know to be despicable and depraved content.

  5. Anna Owens says:

    What kind of barbaric horror show is going on with YouTube!? Would it really just devastate and destroy YouTube to step up and begin to not only block this kind of behavior but report it? You know better than to allow this to happen! Don’t turn a blind eye to this sick and twisted world that is thriving on your site!

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