Demand that NBC Cancel Cruel Hunting Show

Target: NBC

Goal: Cancel big game hunting show

An NRA-sponsored big game hunting show depicts the host joking as he shoots an elephant in the face.  The host ultimately kills the elephant, and NBC fully endorses and plans to air this show.  Scientific studies demonstrate that elephants feel emotional bonds similar to humans.  NBC must cancel this show that depicts such disgusting animal cruelty.

This new show is called Under Wild Skies.  According to PETA, the hunter host, Tony Makris, an NRA lobbyist, killed the elephant for personal pleasure.  The elephant did not threaten Makris in any way, and was not causing any other person or animal any harm. Furthermore, in addition to the tragic death of this elephant, Makris killed multiple elephants for the show; the show’s website has a photograph of Makris with two dead male lions. Makris also reportedly hunted rhinos and leopards for the show.

PETA, in accordance with multiple scientific studies, has stated that elephants can experience joy, anger, grief, and sympathy. Because of such emotions, killing an elephant can devastate a family, similarly to the way that death affects humans.  Elephants  partake in mourning rituals, and have memories and develop team-oriented activities.  Male elephant offspring stay with their mothers for up to 15 years, while female offspring stay with their mother for their entire lives. These habits show the strong connection that elephants have to their kin, emphasizing the devastation that murdering an elephant can cause.

Sign the petition below to demand that NBC cancel this horrific exhibition of animal cruelty.  This show degrades societal morals and will only promote more animal abuse.  Simply put, this depiction is unacceptable.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear NBC:

Under Wild Skies, an NRA-sponsored big game hunting show, depicts the host joking as he shoots an elephant in the face.  The host ultimately kills the elephant. The elephant did not threaten Makris in any way, so the elephant was killed only for personal pleasure.  Scientific studies demonstrate that elephants feel emotional bonds similar to humans, and therefore this unnecessary death is devastating not only for the murdered elephant, but also for the elephant’s family.  NBC must cancel the show that depicts such disgusting animal cruelty.

We demand that NBC cancel this horrific exhibition of animal cruelty.  This show is unethical and will only promote more animal abuse.  Simply put, this depiction is unacceptable.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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2 Comments

  1. Just horrible and setting an example for more violence against both humans and animals.

  2. This show has been cancelled by NBC. http://www.care2.com/causes/success-nbc-cancels-elephant-killing-show-under-wild-skies.html

    Of course, we need to keep a close eye on the media to be sure similar shows do not make it on air.

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