Disgraced YouTuber Logan Paul has come under fire again, after posting a video which shows him tasing dead rats.
In the video - which has now been deleted - Paul said his dog brought the rats into his house, but his assistant claimed to have put them there. He pulled the taser out of his pocket while shouting: "No rat comes into my house without getting tased!"
Paul, who has around 15 million subscribers on YouTube, was heavily criticized earlier this year, after posting a video which showed him discovering the video of a suicide victim - and laughing as he stood by the body.
Earlier in the clip, Paul removed a fish from his coy pond, and gave the animal 'CPR'.
According to one report, it is believed the fish has died.
Social media users were quick to condemn the star, with one saying: "'Logan Paul reckons he's a changed man since returning to YouTube; especially after the...incident a few weeks back. Now he's tasering dead rats; how is this acceptable?"
Animal rights charity PETA also blasted Logan Paul for this latest stunt.
PETA Senior Vice President, Lisa Lange, said: "How many chances does Logan Paul get?
"PETA finds it repulsive that this “internet personality” with millions of impressionable young followers has not learned the lesson that there is sadness, not humor, in the death of others.
"This sort of content has no place on YouTube or anywhere else, as it could desensitize young people to cruelty to animals."
Maria is the head of written content for Plant Based News. Also a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer. Her writing has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. You can follow her on Twitter @MariaChiorando and Instagram @mariachiorando.
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