Target: U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch
Goal: Prosecute adventurer Bear Grylls for allowing a pig to be slaughtered on his show.
A television series called The Island shows a group of hungry women capturing a sleeping pig, and then killing it. The show features Bear Grylls and the premise is about a group of people surviving on a remote island. PETA, along with the RSPCA, both want Bear Grylls and the women involved in the killing to be prosecuted for animal cruelty. If you believe that animals shouldn’t be killed for the sake of entertainment or fame, sign this petition and tell Attorney General Loretta Lynch to press charges.
The Island is like other survival shows where a group of contestants are supposed to fend for themselves on a remote island off of Panama. Bear Grylls, a TV celebrity known for this survival shows, participated as well. Grylls has appeared on camera several times killing animals for the sake of surviving.
In response to the outrage that was met by this television show, a spokesperson for the Channel 4 News stated that all contestants on the show were trained to humanely capture and kill animals. What is concerning is the fact that the television show was willing to let contestants starve or kill animals for the sake of a show. Furthermore, the pigs and other creatures were shipped to the island for the sole purpose of having the contestants kill and eat them.
The show also came under heavy scrutiny when several male contestants killed an endangered American crocodile. Channel 4 initially stated that the creature was a common caiman, but the audience grew suspicious and later found out that the men had killed an endangered species. Channel 4 stated that the killing was an accident, and it would replace the animal.
This show is deeply disturbing. Not only did the producers incorrectly identify an animal, but they also shipped in animals for these contestants to eat. Humans shouldn’t be killing animals for the sole purpose of entertaining the masses. Channel 4 and other networks should be teaching viewers to respect nature and animals. A grave injustice was committed, and we should tell the network that this cruelty won’t be tolerated. Sign this petition and tell Attorney General Loretta Lynch to press charges against Bear Grylls and the contestants for animal cruelty.
Dear Attorney General Lynch,
It greatly upsets me TV celebrity Bear Grylls and various contestants were able to get away with the murder of a pig on television. There was no reason for these contestants to kill the pig other than to provide entertainment. These people were placed on the island to “survive” despite the fact that the show runners had animals shipped to the island. It angers and troubles me that these producers thought so little about the welfare of these animals.
I ask that you press charges against Bear Grylls and the women involved in the slaughter of this animal. Animals shouldn’t be killed for entertainment, they should only be killed if the need is authentic and necessary. Killing a pig for the sake of a television show is not authentic, nor is it ethical. Please ensure that justice is served.
[Your Name Here]
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