Ban Staged “Rescue” Videos That Endanger Animals for Profit

Target: Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook

Goal: Ban staged rescue videos that deliberately put animals in danger.

Millions of animal supporters have been deceived into watching staged videos of animal cruelty. Worse yet, these sick videos are being disguised as animal rescue endeavors. With YouTube banning this disgusting practice, Facebook has become ground zero for these acts of cruelty.

Major animal advocate organization Lady Freethinker launched an investigation into this horrifying trend at several social media sites. Specifically, sick individuals have apparently placed puppies, kittens, and other animals in dangerous and potentially deadly situations, all for the express purpose of “rescuing” these innocents and gaining some twisted form of fame. In one video, for instance, a young dog was allegedly placed within easy range of a venomous snake. On Facebook alone, such content has garnered millions of views and shares.

Sign the petition below to demand this media giant ramp up its oversight and punishment of deliberate animal cruelty posing under the guise of animal welfare.


Dear Mr. Zuckerberg,

Animal cruelty has found a new outlet for widespread distribution on Facebook. Social media platforms have experienced an alarming rise in posed, so-called animal rescue videos. The true origins and motivations behind these seemingly feel-good stories are often more menacing, however. Instead of being “rescued” by good Samaritans from dangerous circumstances, hundreds of animals are instead deliberately put in danger and exploited so that their abusers turned “rescuers” can get noticed.

Millions of Facebook’s faithful users who love animals and advocate passionately for them are unknowingly watching animal cruelty unfold before their eyes…all with Facebook’s apparent permission. Are view counts now worth the cost of an innocent’s life? Other outlets have taken decisive steps to end this sick trend, including launching investigations, working to change algorithms, and affirmatively banning this insidious content.

Please take similar action to cleanse Facebook of all animal cruelty.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Why would anyone want to post fake rescue videos? Pretty sick I think.

  2. Facebook has recently become a disgusting ,uncaring organisation that supports animal abuse. They very frequently block negative comments about animal abusers. Shame on this vile organisation.

  3. Facebook, at one time had an excellent reputation. This is no longer true. It now is known for its frequent support re abuse of animals. Same on Facebook!

  4. Karen Daley says:

    One of these cruel animal abusers takes new puppies from whereever (in Vietnam) and shows himself (with an accompanying photographer friend in cruelty) shoveling the home in which to bury the dead dog, cat, puppy or kitten. He gets paid for views but I believe this happens on youtube.

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