I watched Fear Factor as I always do last night. It is a show where 6
people have to "face their fears" and partake in 3 separate competitions.
The second competition was that the person had to put their head in a box,
and the box was 1/4 filled with rats. As they had their head in the box,
they had to sort rats out of a box on their right, and sort them into white
and black rats (in boxes) on their left. Whoever sorted the most rats won.
I was sickened by how the "sorted" rats were treated. They were picked up
by various body parts, arms, heads, tails, etc. They were tossed around
like a baseball. Because the people couldn't see the sorting boxes properly
on their left, they would smash the rat into the boxes and hit their heads
everywhere. When they finally reached the opening in the top of the box on
the left, the rat would either get thrown in with force, or dropped from
like a foot in the air... often hitting themselves on the side of the
opening as they got dropped into the box.
I was very pissed off by this obvious lack of respect for these animals in
this game. Like "oh they are just disgusting rats, it doesn't matter".
I know this is not directly related to cats, but rats are animals just like
cats are. Can you imagine if they were sorting kittens and strewing them
about like they were nothing at all? It's sick.
think this is a big issue that NBC should take responsibility for.