This petition makes a plea to YouTube in the name of the macaque pictured above. Her story, one of many, is the sad exploitation of an "asset" for YouTube.
Pictured above being followed by cameramen, the unfortunate pigtail macaque was first presented as a pet baby. She passed through the hands of several owners who treated her with cruelty and abuse and was abandoned as a juvenile. She was acquired by a group of YouTubers gathering a troop of abandoned pets and orphans for YouTube filming in a popular location and relentlessly harassed and filmed by the cameramen. When she was injured she was removed to a facility for care and maintenance, that removal afforded a video. She was further filmed up to and including critical condition as promotional videos for the facility, which were licensed by the facility to other channels for profit. She was last seen in an 8 minute video, lying inert with an inoperable condition that the facility shamefully blamed her poor spirit for in part.
We are asking YouTube to upgrade their community standards and develop manual and artificial intelligence reporting tools to allow reporting of abused captive baby monkeys including adapting facial recognition being used in smart phones to breed recognition. This industry encourages abuse and cruelty of the small primates for profit and fuels the demand for them as pets in their native countries, puts them at risk for being trafficked as exotic pets, travelling in disease filled conditions that they may be susceptible to and unwittingly pass on to others of their kind and perhaps to humans.
We hope you will support our effort to protect the monkeys from the abuse that this pigtail macaque suffered. Say no to primate abuse industry on Youtube.
More information at macaquesplight.com