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  • You may have seen YouTube videos

  • of a cute little animal called a slow loris being kept as a pet and tickled

  • But would you think it was cute

  • if you knew the tickling a slow loris is actually

  • torturing it?

  • And that slow lorises are suffering terribly

  • as result of the pet trade, fueled by these videos.

  • if I told you that before a slow loris is sold as a pet

  • it's teeth are removed without anaesthetic.

  • Would you still want to watch it and share it with your friends?’

  • If I told you that this loris has her arms up because she is terrified and

  • is trying to protect herself by gathering venom from a gland inside her elbow

  • Would you still think it's cute?

  • Thousands of lorises are viciously poached from the wild

  • to be illegally sold on the street or in markets

  • Now do you still want to support the trade?

  • Lorises are smuggled in dark, overcrowded

  • and airless containers, alongside the bodies of other lorises that have died.

  • If I told you that bright lights hurt their eyes,

  • that most slow loris pets

  • suffer from malnutrition that. In the wild

  • slow lorises travel long distances at night

  • would you still think it's acceptable

  • to keep one in a cage? If you had seen the things

  • that the vets at International Animal Rescue have seen

  • you would know that the slow loris pet trade needs to stop.

  • Before it is too late

  • So please, stand with me and help expose the truth

  • hello my name's simon Reeve and

  • I'm TV traveler who is lucky enough to have seen

  • slow lorises in the wild. Please do not support

  • the cruel trade in slow lorises as pets

  • sign the pledge today and together we can work to expose the truth

  • and end this suffering

  • sign the pledge - expose the truth and together

  • we can end this suffering

  • thank you

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B1 UK slow trade expose cute tickling truth

The truth behind the slow loris pet trade and 'cute' tickling slow loris videos

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    Ntiana posted on 2017/03/31
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