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Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

Scan through any social media app, and you’ll see pictures of vacations, family reunions, and other typical, everyday events. However, there is also a chance you’ll encounter pictures of people posing with animals they’ve killed, animals they’ve hurt, or simply images glorifying violence against animals.

Despite websites having rules against “violence,” users are constantly confronted with violence and gore from other users. Being barraged with animals being skinned, beaten, or mutilated only serves to desensitize younger generations, and portray these acts as “normal.”

Most distressingly, there have been numerous examples of illegal hunting or severe animal abuse posted to Instagram. These images are treated the same way pictures from a child’s birthday party are treated, leading to them being celebrated and passed around with no repercussions. Even when arrests have been made over illegal hunting or animal abuse, the images are still allowed to be on the site!

Instagram has a very clear policy on what is appropriate to post; “You may not post violent, nude, partially nude, discriminatory, unlawful, infringing, hateful, pornographic or sexually suggestive photos or other content via the Service.”

The countless bloody and gory images of slaughtered animals are in obvious violation of that rule, and Instagram should hold all users to that standard. Violence against animals is still violence!

Help us call on Instagram CEO Keven Systrom to enforce their policy about violent images, and prevent the posting of animal abuse and slaughter!

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Dear Keven Systrom,

The cultural impact of Instagram can’t be overstated. With close to 500 million monthly users, your company has a massive impact on our culture and on how people view the world around them. The images featured on Instagram make waves across the globe, for good or bad.

Instagram has always had a comprehensive terms of service agreement for users, but unfortunately, the enforcement of those policies is severely and painfully lacking. Despite the rules against posting “violent” content, users are inundated with graphic depictions of animal abuse and animal cruelty daily. From hunters skinning their prey on camera, to neighborhood kids posing with animals they beat to death, the “violence” you rally against in humans is on proud display across your site.

Allowing these types of images simply normalizes the behavior, and states that violence against animals in any capacity is absolutely fine. Your refusal to enforce your policies is a ringing endorsement for animal abuse across the world.

Please help end the violent depictions of animals abuse and cruelty on Instagram, and stand with other social media companies in helping to stamp out this celebration of abuse.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Nov 23, 2017 Jodi Ford
Nov 22, 2017 Natalia Drzewicka
Nov 22, 2017 Kristel Soles
Nov 22, 2017 Trisha Soles
Nov 22, 2017 dolores kitney
Nov 22, 2017 Lynne Minore
Nov 22, 2017 e Stephenson
Nov 22, 2017 sue grange
Nov 22, 2017 Brin Cunningham
Nov 22, 2017 Becky Hawkins
Nov 22, 2017 Dianne Dungay
Nov 22, 2017 Siara Lara
Nov 21, 2017 janet phail-droege
Nov 21, 2017 Yeshe Thomasch
Nov 20, 2017 Kat Lang
Nov 19, 2017 aya oda
Nov 19, 2017 Aziza Smith
Nov 19, 2017 Beverly Schwarz
Nov 18, 2017 kate brown
Nov 18, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 18, 2017 Juliet Hogg Grow up! Idiots!!
Nov 18, 2017 Carolyn Francis
Nov 18, 2017 Patty Brothag
Nov 17, 2017 Jeanette Desmond
Nov 17, 2017 Anne Prost
Nov 17, 2017 S G
Nov 17, 2017 Kathryn Nathan
Nov 17, 2017 sonia salgueiro
Nov 16, 2017 Toni Ostroskie
Nov 16, 2017 Donna Quagline
Nov 16, 2017 Nancy Russell I definitely don’t want my 12 year old granddaughter seeing such things!
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 16, 2017 Janis Ciofalo
Nov 16, 2017 Sandra Stahl
Nov 16, 2017 Cindy Bassar
Nov 16, 2017 Sue Blackman
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed) We have so much violence in the world, do we need to further it by showing graphic exploitation of helpless animals.
Nov 16, 2017 Pamela Day The old saying was, "Monkey see, monkey do!" In this day and age, there are WAY too many "nut jobs" out there, with over 60% of the world's population prone to violence. By "displaying" this madness, you are ENCOURAGING violence. STOP IT NOW!!!
Nov 16, 2017 melissa abers
Nov 16, 2017 Laura Trondina
Nov 16, 2017 Rachael Pepper This is awful and shouldn't be allowed
Nov 16, 2017 Laura Fryburg
Nov 16, 2017 Gabriele Radtke
Nov 16, 2017 Becca Polka
Nov 16, 2017 Marguerite Panzica
Nov 15, 2017 Rebecca Anderson
Nov 15, 2017 Lina Guerrero
Nov 15, 2017 Maria Fourie
Nov 14, 2017 Kaitlin McGonigle

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