Saturday, February 13, 2021

Brock Afentful's (2can.TV) Proposed Luxury Fake "Rescue"

I think I ought to emphasize that the things Mr. Afentul is posting are actually intended to make him look good. Each upload that he creates is carefully designed to lure the viewer into feeling like they are contributing to a greater good by helping to pay for his bills, a house upgrade, and very expensive pets.

In my last post regarding the creator of 2can.TV, I was completely and utterly aghast that he chose to flagrantly defy his past claims that toucans shouldn't be pets and go ahead and purchase yet another toucan chick with someone else's money to further complete his "rainbow" collection of different species, akin to the picture on his Youtube banner and the artwork he uses at the end of his videos.

He presented this decision to his fans in such a way that presented such bratty behavior as quirky and innocent. 

His reasoning? He needs to buy toucans to teach people not to buy toucans. He certainly needed another rarer toucan species to accomplish this, despite the fact that he already had a tame, hand-raised, and well-behaved baby to be an "ambassador" (Rhiannon). And after receiving essentially a $5000+ donation to buy the new, non-rescued bird, he continued to solicit donations for a new house (!!!).

The brazen lack of understanding of what he's asking for and the audacity he would need to consider a new house to be a "donation" is further displayed in another video, called "Designing a Toucan Sanctuary (For Real)".

In the video, Brock is using a computer game to give his fans a realistic idea of some ideas for his new house, which he calls a "toucan sanctuary".



Outside of Brock's fantastical imagination, his conceptional designs are not a sanctuary for birds but a human bird lover's paradise. Aside from several rooms for the humans, one plan includes 3 large indoor walk-in aviaries that are actually incorporated into the construction...just on the first floor! 

This design is needlessly expensive. What's worse, some of the cages will apparently be glass-fronted, which will look fabulous, but is actually to the bird's detriment, simply because sometimes toucans like to land on the screen of their cage. 

Covering the front with glass will just reduce the opportunities the birds have to fully use their enclosure, but it will look fancy and high end for Mr. Afentful, who also discusses his preferences for a more industrial design look (I bet there's other outrageous statements made in the video but it's over 3 hours so long, so, I'll never know).

One of his followers even suggests that maybe the birds will fly into the glass, but Brock replies something to the effect that zoos have glass on their enclosures. Why yes, zoos, who have very expensive and enormous enclosures that are designed for the public's viewing pleasure, not a single, undeservedly spoiled human. 

I wonder if his fans believe that they can pay for his bills for the next potential 20 years of the bird's lifespan? Brock's latest video at the time of this writing suggests that his keel-billed toucan, Beatrix, is "wild" because she's not as cuddly as Toupac, Rhiannon, and Lalo(?). He suggests this is due to the poor treatment Beatrix received from the previous owner.

Which is it Brock? Are they bad pets because they aren't cuddly? Are they not cuddly only when they've been abused? And if they're supposed to be cuddly doesn't that make them good pets? Wouldn't a "wild" and bitey toucan be a much better "ambassador" for toucans making bad pets?? You make NO SENSE.

Furthermore, Brock is pretty scummy for obtaining another bird when he has inadequate room for the ones he has. Beatrix is in need of an upgrade, and I believe she is still housed in a divided enclosure next to another toucan that may be chronically stressing her. 

Brock's hoping his fans will keep paying for his living expenses. He suggests that only special people of his approval are qualified to care for toucans and only people without jobs like him can do it, and that's why WE need to send him money, or the poor birds have nowhere to go (and also, non-accredited zoos are not good enough for Beatrix! And that's why re-homing her is not possible).

Brock has excuses for everything that make perfect sense, after a certain level of inebriation. 

 

37 comments:

  1. Contact me. I really look forward to communicating with you. Did you see the new news

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    1. About Toupac? As that bird was obtained at an already respectable age to pass at, it would be hard to speculate anything. That being said, I'm curious about Toupac's health issues as the suggested culprit for his death, considering supposedly the bird had been receiving better care for a year. Toupac wasn't supposed to have health issues other than mobility problems, correct me if I'm wrong. Why would that cause death and was he seeing the vet regularly? He certainly could have just died of old age. They can live longer than 18 most likely but not all animals reach the max possible. Doesn't bode well for someone with three premature deaths, however.

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  2. Still there? What a series of events!

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  3. Man,so many going after you. Why? You seem so honest and sincere and with no malice towards anyone that don't need to be destroyed except by you. We knew about you all along. We all know about your pathetic life living with family because you don't know how to earn a paycheck (so much for the bullshit biology degree) and hoard every exotic animal (what you up to now 20++). We all know your game and lot of us are responsible animal caretakers including Brock. You are a fucking scam artist that so,so,so many have reported you to be a pathetic, childish and vindictive useless excuse for an animal caregiver

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    1. The RAGE level of this comment is awesome. So many brave people showing up as "anonymous" to spew their blind devotion, that means my writing must be working. It reminds me that I've been sleeping on some more 2canTV related posts that I need to hurry up and post!

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    2. At least Melissa doesn’t masquerade as a rescue while begging for money from hundreds of strangers online.

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  4. The fact that your only responder was also Anon is hilarious. Ok, I'll take you on You have also attacked me personally. Bring it on bitch. Tell me everything about how you were born. Tell me everything about how you were raised. Tell me everything about your adult life. Tell me about how many times you were told you were going to die but just try to hold on. Go on, we are all waiting for your response. You have no fucking clue and never have

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    1. Well this is a really mature and reasoned response to genuine concerns about a YouTuber being a scam artist and possibly mistreating his animals while misleading and propagandizing thousands of adoring fans.
      Very mature. Very grown-up. If I were Brock, I would be truly embarrassed to have fans like this.

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    2. You have no clue what you are talking about. Most of what Melissa says is false because like you you don't know any of the facts.All this hatred and false narrative is coming from a childish vindictive bitch that really needs to get a life outside of trying to hurt a person that has never, ever hurt her or stooped so low as her to hurt another person that cares about animals. Every "fact" this idiot has thrown out there to make Brock look bad is incorrect and her "sources" are not sources. I know everyone she claims to know. She's a major bullshit artist and it's time you realize it

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    3. Sorry Mr "Unknown" but your responses are childish and low attacks. I agree fully with OrcinusOcean and Melissa. At some point this has gone from "cute" to an obsession and its not cute anymore Brock.

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  5. If you were a decent caring human being and reached out to any of us first to understand Brock we would have talked to you. But instead you created a false narrative about someone you have never even had the decency to reach out to. Why are you so vindictive and hateful? He never did anything to hurt you. But beware. Karma is a bitch

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    1. There is no "false narrative". Please, PLEASE explain to me why it is okay for this man to buy a collection of birds with "donations" to "educate" people not to buy birds? If you think I've got something wrong here, it would serve you well to let me know what that is instead of lashing out with backhanded threats. I want to know why YOU support him so aggressively. Give me even one good reason.

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    2. Because he is a truly decent person. You are the only one out there who has made it a goal to damage his reputation because you don't agree with some of the things he chooses to do to help his birds. And seriously you pathetic cry baby stop making false accusations about how he treats his birds. You have no clue what you are talking about. I've known Brock for a long time and you are the only pathetic creature that has decided to waste precious social media space in a juvenile attempt to attack a person who is an amazing human being. You don't even have the decency to find out his background to understand why he is doing what he is doing. He was born with half a heart (HLHS). I am also a survivor of a congenital heart defect. And you know what? His half a heart is so much bigger than yours. Learn to be kind! We really don't need people like you in this world.

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    3. I don't need to research a person's life history to criticize what I see in front of me. I'm not even sure why he is sharing his medical problems with his "fans". His channel is about toucans and the donations are supposed to be for animal rescue. Are you actually suggesting that he is entitled to have a fake rescue and beg for donations because of a health issue?

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    4. Not at all. There's no fake rescue. Just like there's no fake person he got his toucans from and no fake necropsy results and no fake story about the true medical story about how his birds passed (I have all the medical records of all his birds, you want to argue this with me bitch???) You are a lying manipulative idiot who claims to "know" all sorts of things because of some " informants". I know who every one of them are. Been following those pathetic losers for a long time

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    5. And he only once remotely mentioned his heart issues for maybe 2 minutes in one video a long time ago. Almost no one even is aware of it. I know because we have known each other for a long time and share similar issues. This just proves my point. I try to tell you that he is a decent human being with struggles and you turn it into how he is using it to rip off his followers. Why don't you just shut the fuck up and stop embarrassing yourself. No one cares about cares about your useless opinions that serve no other purpose than to destroy a person that has never done anything to hurt you. Who the hell raised you to be such a useless part of society with no common sense of decency

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    6. First, you rage towards me for not knowing about his heart condition (I did know about it, because I'm SURE it has been mentioned more than you claim), then you say "almost no one even is aware of it". You're full of shit and you are boring me. No substance at all. Why do YOU have the necropsy results and why are they not being made public to the people he is asking substantial sums of money from? Put up or shut up.

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    7. genuinely interested though, have you ever reached out to Brock with your concerns, or do you limit yourself to ranting on your private little patch?
      Did you ASK for the necropsy reports? It's hardly fair to assume they aren't public when you have no clue about that. Nor is it fair to berate a guy for 'withholding' something you haven't even tried to ask for.
      You're not interested in getting to the truth, you prefer to be able to believe in your opinions and hold on to the animosity. Does it make you feel like a martyr?

      "If you think I've got something wrong here, it would serve you well to let me know what that is instead of lashing out with backhanded threats".
      The irony is stunning.

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    8. Omk: You're not "genuinely interested", cut the bull crap. You're just mad and there is no justification for it. You and the other Brock superfans keep leaving comments telling me how terrible I am for doing this, immature insults, and whining, but do you know what NEVER happens? You superfans never leave me any actual evidence or facts that refute what I'm saying but you do keep claiming it exists, and now you are saying I'm "assuming" there are no public necropsy results?
      If they are available why should I ask for them? If you are begging for large amounts of money online they should be posted conspicuously. He doesn't have the decency to reveal how much he is spending, he is just asking for money indefinitely and spending how he pleases. He has used DONATIONS TO BUY A NEW BIRD! Also consider that he did NOT take Maeve to the vet. Consider that he did NOT share the necropsy results with Maeve's breeder who did offer to give him another bird for free if he did so. There are legitimate, hard-working bird rescues that are 501(C)(3)charities that he is funneling funds away from because people can't tell the difference between real rescues and Youtubers who don't want to work.
      My posts are chock full of referenced, irrefutable facts and research and you people behave as though you are trapped in a cult. Pathetic. Brock can do no wrong--it's ME who will always be wrong--even though he uses your donations to buy a new bird in front of your faces, one that he doesn't even have enough space for while Beatrix languishes in a stressful environment. All this and you want to focus on the necropsy because you're desperate to find something, anything, to trip me up to keep your faith in him but deep down you know it doesn't exist.
      If you think he would even respond to me, you're crazy. He has superfans on his Discord kick people out who question him in any way. I'm sure you know this. You think I'm being "unfair"? Lmfao.

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  6. Thank you for doing what you do to bring awareness to this. I have looked into this person and channel and knew something was fishy. I saw today that Amy Sedaris posted one of his videos on her Instagram. Glad to see some of the top comments are folks who see this for what it is.

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    1. What kind if top comments?

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    2. What kind if top comments?

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    3. Another pathetic judgemental idiot that has no idea about his real background. Go find something else to do besides trashing someone just because you follow the ridiculous opinions of Melissa who honestly is one of the meanest people I have ever come across

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  8. Good article.

    On an unrelated note,Not sure where else is better to put this than your latest blog post, thank you for writing your article "What to Say to People Who Are Against Exotic Pet Ownership"

    I am constantly bombarded everywhere I go with extreme propaganda telling people that all exotic animal ownership is not just wrong, but "morally evil" Your articles were some of the first actually pro-ownership things I could come across.

    The exotic pet community desperately needs an advocacy/lobbyist group of our own before these people do any more harm to people that love and care for animals.

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  9. All you Melissa fans can have all the exotic pets you want! Go for it. No one is arguing that. She has numerous exotic pets that have nothing to do with toucans. Follow he.Embrace her. Love her and all her animal family that she so loving cares for. But stop listening to her childish attacks towards Brock. She drags up 10 year old recordings about him like she has never grown in her beliefs in what's best for these precious exotic animals. I believe she has but she chooses to attack someone else and post cruel defaming videos (check out how cruel, pathetically ridiculous and juvenile her thumbnails are). Why do you waste your time following someone that has nothing more than hate in her heart. Brock has never attacked Melissa. They have never met or talked. She has never asked him to discuss the issue of owning a toucan. He has never said anything about all the other exotic animals that you own because he doesn't follow you and doesn't give a flying fuck. None of us do. So what, apparently you have an Aracari. Love that awesome bird forever and ever. No one is stopping you. Especially Brock. He only wants people not experienced with exotic not to let that be your first experience owning an exotic bird. Do you ever really take the time to listen to his videos and live streams to hear his message or are you so hung up in producing your trash content that it's more important to lie to to the followers that are hoping you are delivering the truth. You're not. And I feel sad that you live in such a pathetic fantasy world where you need to attack other human beings that have never went on to social media to try and destroy for absolutely no reason whatsoever. What the hell is wrong with your heart and soul. Grow up. When is your mother? Why weren't you raised right??? I'm no kid stupid ass kid talking to you. I am a grandmother who would be embarrassed if you were my child!

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    1. And I would be thoroughly embarrassed and ashamed to have a grandmother who acts like a devoted cult follower, falls in love with a Youtuber and takes time out of their day to write useless, willfully ignorant diatribe like the above. But I don't believe for one second you are a "grandmother", you sound unmistakably like a child who thinks this is what a reasonable adult sounds like, who has of course has emerged from "Discord".

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    2. He's hording birds grandma! Its not fun or cute. We don't like it. When you put yourself out there on the internet doing (or in your case saying) stupid things expect people to have a reaction to them

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  10. Sorry for the typos. I'm just so sad and upset I didn't go back and correct the. Apologies

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  11. Go back to lurking 😭😭😭 Whaa, Whaa, Whaa Can you handle how most everybody feels about you? And it's way, way beyond Discord. Your low life road side animal circus is known in so many social media platforms for what it truly is. What became of your hoarding video? Realized no one believed you. You're right. We didn't. You are a pathetic loser that perhaps doesn't work for a living. So tell us, how do you afford to live with mommy and take care of all your 30++ hoarded animals? What do you do for a living? How much do you earn outside of social services? You want to play the righteous person that has every right to attack anyone they choose under false premises? Go ahead. Any asshole can make the type of videos you make to try and destroy a person who has never hurt you, has never attacked you and you have never met or spoken with. What's your end game? Destroying a fellow animal lover? Tell me exactly what he has done to you personally that has turned you into the childish vindictive bitch towards him. And if you did destroy his life forever, why would you feel so proud of yourself. Yes, coming from a grandmother. You should be able to see that in my words. I'm no kid. I've lived a long life

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    1. I'm not asking for donations, so you are not entitled to information about my personal life you demented lunatic. You sound like you're half my age. I hope you're not that stupid kid who made that video about me and keeps making alt accounts to get my attention. I would be ashamed to have that creature for a son.

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  12. So, someone is now attacking you on social media? I didn't know that. Not a clue who it is. If I feel like bothering maybe I'll try to find it. Too old to care about following all this juvenile bullshit. But I think it's awesome you are getting a taste of your own medicine. Love, Grandma

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    1. Kid, you need some SERIOUS mental help. If someone were "attacking" me on social media, it would be you...duh. I'm also aware that your beloved Brock has acquired another bird and will be commenting soon.

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  13. Should be fun to see how many lies and misinformation you pump out there AGAIN lol

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  14. I just wandered upon this and am glad I'm not the only one who finds Brock and his channel rather appalling. Theres so much to unpack....

    1) he UNEQUIVOCALLY is keeping these birds as pets. Which isnt even bad. So I dont know why he's dying on that hill of "they make bad pets". The obtuseness of his rabid followers in not seeing him blatantly manipulating them out of their money to fund his personal hobby. He is NOT a rescue, as his last two birds were hand raise baby purchases. The same way animal shelters don't buy hand reared purebred puppies as "rescues", bonafide animal rescues wouldnt buy them either. Period.

    2) I find the whole "reaction video to this animal eating XXX (inappropriate food) astonishing. Who watches that and feels good. Fruit Loops?! Really? What educational value is that? And at what expense?

    3) His Maeve dying video- I felt bad for him. Until I stopped feeling bad for him. Because of his own recount and admissions. And, they were CALCULATED admissions, at that... For example, he noticed her not doing well in the carrier, and panicked to get to a vet. Including driving off an embankment, "destroying" his car (per his claim), and then absolutely no necropsy reports? WTF. Driving insanely and putting yourself, your animal, AND OTHER PEOPLE in harms way is moronic. Creating such a vehicular accident to destroy your car would 100% stress and jeopardize your bird, particularly if you claim it was already stressed and declining. And then the necropsy (or lack thereof). I work in teh animal care industry,. and have unfortunately needed a LOT of necropsies done. I know, in exotics, the common answer is "inconclusive". But it is still an answer given. There is only 1 reason to hide necropsy reports- their findings show your negligence.

    Unfortunately, Im seeing this to a greater extent with other people keeping Toucans. The LOVE to decry keeping them as pets, all the while broadcasting them as fun pets, as they are absolutely keeping them as pets. I dont get it. You want to be "famous", and have this bird to help you do so- great- do it. Dont be hypocritical. And dump the hubris. These people act as experts, when bluntly, their claims are fundamentally incorrect at best.

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  15. Wow, just wow.
    Charming guy, but I have always wondered why he chose not to properly educate himself with an academic degree.
    This blog confirms all my lingering doubts. Job well done.

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