BABY monkeys are being tortured, exploited and even killed in a wave of sick cruelty videos on YouTube.
Animal rights activists have slammed the social media giant for continuing to host the disturbing clips which appear to be part of a huge trend of the vids being filmed in South East Asia.
Disturbing clips uncovered by The Sun Online show the adorable creatures getting throttled, slapped, menaced with pliers or even killed on video.
It took just minutes for Sun Online to find numerous shocking abuse videos – some of which have hundreds of thousands of views each under the hashtag #monkey_tube.
Many showed the monkeys being dressed in clothes and nappies before being tormented and tortured – with some including links asking for donations.
One video we viewed showed a man throttling a baby monkey – with the video title boasting he made her “super loud cry”.
Another clip showed a monkeys limbs being gripped as he was held upside down and slapped by his “mom”.
And another video shows a desperate monkey clinging to her “dad” before he then hurls her into a lake so she can “learn to swim”.
The Sun Online found one YouTube playlist of 112 videos on the site titled “Kill baby monkeys” which has been viewed nearly 200,000 times and includes various strange abuse videos.
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Source: the Sun