Read a Depressing Exposé on Slow Loris YouTube Videos


The Independent takes a look at the recent Internet popularity of the slow loris — an animal native to Southeast Asia and most famous for holding an umbrella — and finds that its cute video tricks are usually the result of cruelty and abuse. As in, that umbrella slow loris probably has a head wound. It's all very sad and will make you feel guilty for ever watching a slow loris video again. Stick to sloths.

[Independent via Awl]