I believe you’re referring to the videos that YouTube believes is related to the one we posted. Their video “recommendations” appear at the end of every YouTube video and is a common industry practice for video services.
We did not post the video you are referring to. They are posted on YouTube and we did not link to them, and we have no control over what they believe are related.
I recommend that you write to YouTube and let them know that such a video should be removed from their site.
Why is it up to the members alone to protest offensive material??….they has some responsibility to speak up as it is their web site…not mine….and yes I will write…and yes I corresponded with Itchmo….and initially they said I should write and gave NO indication that they would follow-up. (which they have now…great!!!)
Again….a pro-animal web site should not tolerate pictures of dead cats used for humor.
My point is that ALL of us should protest…readers and itchmo…which they have now done…so good for them.
Pretty presumptious of YOU to be critical when you do not have all the facts.
I am not a mind-reader and can only respond to what is written for all to see on the website. So please donâ€™t judge me because I wasn’t given all the facts. Apparently you had some behind-the-scenes communications with Itchmo staff.
1. Did anyone ever say that â€œmembers aloneâ€ should protest offensive material? I never read that anywhere.
2. Itchmo, to my knowledge, did not publish the video you wrote of. Even still…[see item 3 below].
3. I perceive itchmo.com is a news website which focuses on all aspects of animals and presents news to animal lovers whether that news is good or horrific. That said, if itchmo.com HAD shown the video you refer to [which I have not seen] then I am certain they would have done so as a means of educating us as to the horrible stuff is going on, what we should be aware of. While some stupid folks on YouTube might think dead cats are funny, give the rest of us a little credit; if such a video was published on itchmoâ€™s website, it would have been met with sheer horror. In fact, HAD itchmo run that video, YouTube would have been overwhelmed with messages condemning that from itchmoâ€™s readers, Iâ€™m sure. My point is that itchmo website serves to relate animal news unbiasedly, not judge it or censor it.