Animal Planet Adds Disclaimer to Slow Loris Video

December 2011 

Thanks to PETA, Animal Planet added a disclaimer to a video on its website of a slow loris “pet.” PETA was able to convince the TV network to note that slow lorises are an endangered species and shouldn’t be kept as pets and that the slow loris in the video is exhibiting a fear response, not a sign of pleasure.

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