YouTuber Logan Paul has been getting a lot of backlash recently for his cruel acts, and the internet is mad at him for yet another awful video that’s also got us extremely heated.
Next, he fired a Taser, which can deliver up to 50,000 volts, at two dead rats. “No rat comes into my house without getting tased!” he yelled just before aiming the gun at the dead animals. Not only was this a callous display of his lack of empathy, he also could have seriously harmed his friends who also appeared in the video. Strike two.
Shooting an animal’s dead body with a Taser isn’t just tacky or weird—it’s downright shameful. By posting this on YouTube, Paul could cause millions of his impressionable young followers to become desensitized to cruelty to animals.
And this isn’t the first time that he’s gotten negative attention for an appalling stunt. While traveling through Japan, he posted a video of a suicide victim—and claimed to be remorseful about it only last week. That’s a definite head-scratcher. ?
Repeatedly, Paul has shown a serious lack of respect for all animals, both human and nonhuman. Destroying and mocking the bodies of dead animals for shocking video content is never OK. If you aren’t already feeling compassion for these rats, just imagine a person shooting a Taser at a deceased dog or cat. All animals deserve respect.
This type of content shouldn’t be posted anywhere. PETA is calling on YouTube to take down the video immediately.
How You Can Help
Please, do not support Logan—or any other YouTuber—who gets off on disrespecting dead animals for a senseless video. It’s not OK to treat any animals in such a cruel manner. They’re not props to be used to gain more followers or video views. If you ever see or hear about people abusing an animal for a picture or video or for any other reason, stop them if you can do so safely, and call animal control or the police. If neither is responsive, contact PETA.