Poor Rizzo didn't ask for attention, but he's going viral on TikTok. His owner dyed his fur to look like the Grinch for the holidays and it looks as shocking as it sounds. A video by Rizzo's owner now has over 10 million views on TikTok. Not only is this not good for Rizzo -- it also could be dangerous for other animals if their humans try the same thing.
Sign the petition to demand TikTok and Instagram protect pets by preventing this type of glorified animal exploitation on their platforms!
Now, Rizzo has a dyed green head and legs, complete with a red torso to look like a coat. His owner is pretending that this nonconsensual dye job won't cause any harm. While she claims the dye is non-toxic, there's no proof it isn't, and it could encourage unsafe copycat dye jobs.
It's not okay to exploit an animal for our own entertainment or to gain internet notoriety. This TikTok user is using her position of power over her dog to make harmful choices for him, and it's just not right! Yet authorities at TikTok and Instagram don't seem to have done anything to stop her content from spreading -- and potentially encouraging similar situations.
Sign the petition to demand that TikTok and Instagram take a firmer stance against animal exploitation and animal abuse on their platforms!
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