Logan Paul Got Called Out By An Animal Rights Charity For Tasering A Dead Animal
8 February 2018, 15:30 | Updated: 8 February 2018, 15:36
They are calling the the video to be taken down from YouTube
Logan Paul has been criticised by animal rights charity PETA after he appeared to shoot a dead rat with a taser in his latest blog.
In the first week of 2018, Logan was widely condemned after he uploaded a vlog featuring footage of a real suicie victim's body to YouTube. Following a three-week, self-imposed break from social media, Logan returned with what appeared to be a fresh, new outlook: “It’s time to learn from the past as I get better and grown as a human being," he pledged.
But less than two weeks after his alleged attitude adjustment, Logan's under fire again.
"TRUE mavericks don't find humour in suffering & death," PETA tweeted, referencing Logan's penchant for calling his fans 'Mavericks.'
"It's time to stop," they added, along side a clip that appears to show Logan shooting a dead rat with a taser before picking the rat up with the taser. In the full video, Logan is heard saying “No rat comes into my house without getting tased!” before shooting the taser.
In a statement, PETA explained why they believed Logan was wrong to shoot a dead rat with a taser.
"Shooting an animal’s dead body with a Taser isn’t just tacky or weird—it’s downright shameful," they said. By posting this on YouTube, Paul could cause millions of his impressionable young followers to become desensitised to cruelty to animals.
In a tweet, PETA said the were "calling on the platform to remove" the video.
This sort of content has no place on @YouTube or anywhere else, as it could desensitize young people to cruelty to animals, so PETA is calling on the platform to remove it.— peta2 (@peta2) February 8, 2018