If you use TikTok, you might have seen the drama surrounding a TikToker and his exploitation of his horse, Shiok, which he purchased off Craigslist. He has been documenting his plan to ride Shiok more than 2,100 miles from his home in Austin, Texas, to Seattle, Washington, in just 100 days. However, Bertheau seems to have no experience in what it takes to prepare a horse for such an intense journey. Shiok is essentially being used as a vehicle in Bertheau's pursuit of publicity and fame, neglecting the horse's welfare.
Sign the petition to demand TikTok deplatform Cyril Bertheau so he stops exploiting Shiok!
During Bertheau's journey, he met a rancher on the road named Jo, and stayed with them for a few weeks. "He didn't feed his horse while he was here," Jo said. "He didn't bother checking on his horse." Jo went on to explain that Shiok is clearly suffering: "His horse is hurt, and his horse hates him."
Exploiting Shiok for personal gain is unacceptable and places the horse's welfare at risk. Experts online are noticing a decline in Shiok's health. These conditions demonstrate the urgent need to address the exploitation and ensure the horse's well-being is protected.
Sign the petition to demand TikTok remove Cyril Bertheau's account so he will stop abusing Shiok for publicity and fame!
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