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When we see videos of wild animals doing adorable things, we all have the same initial reaction, “OMG, so cute!” But while these animal videos might seem cute on the surface, when you do some research into where the animals are living and why they are performing the behaviors – that we consider “cute” – these sweet videos start to lose their innocence.

Actor Peter Egan uses the example of the Slow Loris being tickled to prove this point. Without context, you might think that a little Slow Loris with its arms up being tickled appears to be a funny, adorable video. But when you know what has to happen to these animals in order for them to be “domesticated,” and that holding their arms up means they are terrified, suddenly this video is nothing but cruel.

To make matters worse, these “cute” videos of Slow Lorises also inspire people to own them as pets, further compounding the suffering of this small species. We can all appreciate the beauty of wild animals, like the Slow Loris, but the fact remains that they belong in the wild, not in captivity as pets or for use in entertainment.

Join Peter Egan and International Animal Rescue in raising awareness for the Slow Loris and sign the “Tickling is Torture Pledge.” It is up to us to speak for these animals because they cannot do so for themselves.

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87 comments on “Here’s Why Keeping a Slow Loris as a Pet is Cruel, Not Cute (VIDEO)”

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Eva McComb
1 Years Ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otTNxR8C4uE


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Debra Meeder Carpenter
1 Years Ago

WE ALSO NEED TO KEEP BIRDS OUT OF CAGES stop posting videos of parrots dancing their NOT dancing BIRDS have WINGS to FLY let them FLY !!!!!!!! Humans are the Worst of all creation and yet the best Those of us who Care need to Educate those who do not know the Abuse behind owning EXOTIC PETS !!


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Hero Garcia
1 Years Ago

never, and I mean it, NEVER buy a slow loris Lorises bites, and they bite hard, that's why the almost all the jackasses who sold them cut their teeth with a nail clippers they more you buy these "cute" critters as pets they more they are suffering tell all your friends and families to not buy this little critters without buyers, there will be no sellers


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Jennifer Bodhi
1 Years Ago

watch this...


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Marijke Kinsbergen van Wijhe
1 Years Ago

Sharing the video, I didn't vind petition


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Iba Coles
1 Years Ago

This cannot be emphasized enough! Please spread!


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Jessica Anderson
1 Years Ago

Chelsea Tatnell lucky we didn't pay him (that took all my strength)


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Allen Higginbottom
1 Years Ago

any animal is not going to be able to cope too well being locked up. domesticated is different. and even then the animal is a fucking animal regardless


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G Matthew Oothoudt
1 Years Ago

Why do humans feel the need to imprison other species for their own benefit and/or amusement. Try living in a 9x9 enclosure for about two weeks or a month. Guaranteed, the perspective will shift. It's not sexy, empowering or beneficial to the species on either side of the bars. If God wanted us to be caged, she wouldn't have given us freedom.


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Lina Nicolia
1 Years Ago

Is it not illegal ?


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