A new petition has been launched urging YouTube to add a warning to slow loris videos. Our research has shown that although slow loris videos are pretty horrific, we at the very least can keep track of trade, and also many people learn about lorises’ plight. At the same time, sadly 1 in 10 people leaving comments still want one as a pet. If YouTube at the very least made every loris video have a warning and conservation message about lorises, perhaps this would add to the POSITIVE impact of these otherwise horrific videos.
We do urge you to sign here – we don’t think YouTube will ever remove these money making videos, but maybe they would put a warning?