Viral Cat Torture Video Shows Why We Should Never Engage With Cruelty Content, Even In Outrage



A distressing video of a cat being put in a blender, which is then switched on, was shared on Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and Youtube.

While some users engaged with the video because they (disturbingly) enjoy such content, many users shared the video, or commented on it, to express outrage. All of these users ultimately played a part in making the video go viral: “Social media algorithms focus on promoting popular content and hashtags, and do not distinguish between positive and negative interactions. So no matter how we engage, we are sadly contributing to the problem…[and] high views [and engagements] also means profit for the animal abusers.”

The Social Media Animal Cruelty Coalition (SMACC), which ACRES is a member of, is in contact with social media platforms about animal abuse content, and is pushing for changes in platform policies so such content cannot be shared: “TikTok immediately removed the content as soon as they became aware of it….[but] shockingly, copies of the video remained available and easy to find on Facebook two weeks after they were initially shared.”

What can YOU do to help? SMACC has ‘five steps to stop online cruelty’:

🌟Be aware of what constitutes cruelty – sometimes it isn’t obvious!

❌Do not engage (e.g. comment, like, dislike)

👀Do not watch

👥Do not share

✍🏽Report it to the platform

Read the article to learn more about this case and the work that SMACC is doing: https://www.asiaforanimals.com/post/viral-cat-torture-video-shows-why-we-should-never-engage-with-cruelty-content-even-in-outrage





WARNING: In order to protect animals, please do not watch or search for the content described below. This only adds to the reach of the content and it is important we do not inadvertently promote animal cruelty content. SMACC does not wish to promote the content any further, but is using this opport…

Source: https://www.asiaforanimals.com/post/viral-cat-torture-video-..




ACRES (Animal Concerns Research & Education Society) is a pioneering Singapore-based charity and Institution of Public Character, founded by Singaporeans in 2001 with the aim of promoting animal welfare.

ACRES has six focus areas: Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, Wildlife Crime Investigation, Zoo Animal Welfare, Humane Education, Community Outreach and Promoting Cruelty-Free Living.

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