Does hanging a cat or throwing a dog into the water count as "content" for you? NO!

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The problem lies in normalizing the perception of those who produce content on social media platforms like Tik Tok. The portrayal of heinous crimes like rape and acid attacks on these platforms is received with normalcy and is often even replicated by more users. 

However, speaking in the context of animal rights, the images of a boy hanging a cat with a metal string made me teary eyed. If the justification of butchering animals for food is survival, then torturing them for no reason must be the same too? Right? No!

In yet another video, a stray dog was swung by two kids and thrown into the water with a great force. I was hoping that the animal would somehow find it's way back to the banks of the stream, but it didn't. A few moments later, the kids start throwing heavy boulders into the spot where it was thrown. I was left speechless. And these were the acts of youngsters and children.

The problem here is twofold:

1. Lack of proper restrictions on the content that should be posted and a quick response to the reports of abuse; not just pertaining to Animal Rights but also Human Rights.

2. A total misuse of social media platforms out of ignorance, arrogance and outright cruelty.

Article 51 A(g), Sections 428 and 429 of the Indian Penal Code & The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960  stand against the perpetrators who purposefully cause harm to any animal. Such acts once reported could be charged with a fine and also a jail term. 

These two videos of animal abuse that are widely circulated on the social media are just the tip of the iceberg. One cannot imagine the possible vastness of such videos viewed in such normalcy. I urge you to sign this petition to take this issue to the concerned bodies. 

Our voices spoken in unison can create a wave to rip off such content and also compel social media giants like Tik Tok to develop better screening and reporting mechanisms. 

It is necessary because ANIMAL LIVES MATTER!