Post # 17
I just watched the dog shooting a few minutes ago. I kept ignoring it because I knew it would be horrific. Well, curiousity got the best of me….It was one of the worst things I have ever seen. I instantly burst into tears, and I am not much of a crier. I have the biggest soft spot for animals and that video ripped my heart out! I despise those type of Facebook posts!
Post # 18
I have a terrible soft spot for animals, and I hate those kind of posts with a passion, especially when they come from pages that mostly post pics of half naked girls and reduce it to nothing but an attempt to get likes. It’s disgusting. But what really disgusts me are the people that TAKE these pictures and videos and post them on Facebook. I think they’re as bad as the actual abusers.
Post # 19
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I saw the video but could not watch it! Not that I wanted to. I fish there was a way to block it. Sigh. I also used to like “puppies” on fb but they post those animal abuse pictures a lot.
Post # 20
I hate these posts and automatically hide them. To make a bad situation worse, they are often faked too.
Post # 21
I hate when people post the videos of animals being skinned and crap. I mean I know it’s done and it really is horrible (if you absolutely must skin an animal just put it down quickly and without pain, although I think fur shouldn’t be worn at all, it’s ugly on people, sorry). But my curiosity always gets the best of me and then I watch the video and I can’t get the images out of my head. And guess what, most of those videos are from overseas (i.e. China) and they don’t give 2 shits if we think it’s “sick” or not, so watching those videos really does nothing. How about just not buying fur…if they don’t have a demand for it, they won’t produce it.
Post # 22
@ZebraPrintMe: I have never seen images like the ones you mentioned and I would be sick if I did. However, I can see both sides. Some people are extremely visual and something only becomes “real” if they can see that shit like this actually happens. I can’t imagine anyone beheading a dog, but apparently there is proof that some sick fuck did. I sure wouldn’t want to see it, but maybe it will make something click in someone’s mind and make them care :-
Post # 23
Its disgusting. Child molestation happens too, but we don’t all need to watch videos of it to know that it exists or to be against it.
Post # 24
Thanks, everyone, nice to know I’m not the only one who’s disgusted by this stuff.
I can’t help but feel that rather than making people think long and hard about this stuff, it’s just going to encourage some sad teenagers to go out and do the same thing since they saw it online. It’s almost… encouraging it!
Post # 24
I know this is a pretty old post, but just wanted to add my 2 cents. I see a lot of you are simply disgusted by these images and videos. Of course that is a normal reaction. If you think it’s funny, then something is wrong with you. If the video is showing just people shooting a dog, then yes, I agree it is pretty pointless, but a lot of these graphic videos especially the ones on factory farming, anti-fur, or puppy mills, they all have a point, which is to show the reality of what is happening at these places and to persuade you to stop buying meat, fur, or puppies. I don’t mind when other people post these videos because they bring awareness to issues that many people don’t know about. I bet many of you never think about the cow that was used to make those designer shoes you will be wearing on your wedding, or the abused mother of that cute puppy you see on the store window, or how many dead animals made up that ugly fur coat that your mother has in her closet. Ignorance is bliss for some of you. Don’t hate the messenger, hate the reality. Also, calling these people “slacktivist” is just mean. At least they are outraged enough to do something, what have you done lately other than block this person’s post, so that you can continue to live out your life in blissful ignorance? Also, I bet none of you really know whether these “slacktivist” volunteer or donate their money to charities. Saying that they are armchair activists is again based on lack of information. Do people announce it when they donate to charity? Do you really know whether some of these facebook “friends” of yours give money to good causes? People usually keep donations private.
Having said this, I don’t post graphic images or videos on Facebook, because frankly I just think Facebook is lame. But I think that most of these comments just shows how little many of you care about the world that you live in. Saying that most of these violent things happen in China is just wrong. It happens in the USA, too. And then acting like it doesn’t matter as long as it is happening in another country shows how indifferent and ignorant you are. Yes, you may not be able to get the chinese fur farms to care about animals, but you CAN stop buying fur. Now, you will say that you don’t buy fur, and think that makes you guilt free, but what about leather? Wool? Silk? These are all animal skins. It’s the same thing. Next time you watch one of these videos, instead of reacting by blocking the person, react by googling and researching some of these topics. And think about how you can stop contributing to these forms of cruelty in the future. The best way to show that you don’t agree with these industries is to stop giving them money – stop buying. Don’t buy another leather bag, don’t buy puppies from stores, don’t buy fur, and this one is the hardest of all, stop eating animals.