Shocking YouTube Trend Sees People Being Cruel To Their Pets
The internet is full of animal lovers, who enjoy nothing more than catching up with the latest cute videos of dogs and cats getting up to adorable antics.
Unfortunately, a horrifying trend has emerged which has seen YouTubers deliberately abusing their pets in a desperate bid for likes.
One upsetting vid shows popular gaming livestreamer Natalia 'Alinity' Mogollon forcing her cat to drink vodka, by kissing it with her own mouth full of alcohol.
Tweeting about her vile behavior, Mogollon apologised for her 'lapses in judgement', admitting feeding vodka to a cat was a 'stupid thing to do'.
She told viewers: "Hey everyone, I understand the concern and I am sorry for my lapses in judgement. I shouldn't have gotten frustrated with Milo [the cat], but I dropped him on the floor behind my chair.
"I'm not that strong. The vodka thing was well over a year ago but it was also a stupid thing to do".
Another video even shows a YouTuber biting and and battering his terrified puppy, without any apparent concern for the animal's welfare.
The YouTuber was identified as Sseungnyangie by Koreaboo, a Korean streamer who has previously been called out for his disturbing actions.
A worried viewers contacted the police after Sseungnyangie filmed himself punching his dog repeatedly.
After being confronted by police officers at his apartment, Sseungnyangie made the following heartless statement:
"I can do whatever I want. I warned you. They can't do anything to me if I hit my dog".
Actor and comedian Ricky Gervais was left so disgusted by rcruelty that he admitted over Twitter to wanting to 'smash his face in'.
I want to smash his face in.- Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) July 31, 2019
This upsetting trend follows the backlash against Brooke Houts, a YouTuber who uploaded a clip of herself punching and spitting at her Doberman puppy, named Sphinx.
People have now called for the 20-year-old to be removed from YouTube altogether, with a Change.org petition having gained more than 55,000 signatures at the time of writing. People have also called for Sphinx to be re-homed elsewhere.
As reported by People, the Los Angeles Police Department have confirmed they are looking into Houts' behavior after receiving multiple complaints, saying: "We are aware of the incident. Our Animal Cruelty Task Force has received numerous complaints about the video and we are currently looking into the matter."
No animal should be subjected to this sort of disrespect and cruelty. It's heartbreaking to see a pet's love and loyalty being taken advantage of in such a way.
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