Animal Abuse: Fear Factor

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Animal Abuse: Fear Factor

Post by Kell » Thu, 07 Mar 2002 07:38:55



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.

Thanks,

Kelly

 
 
 

Animal Abuse: Fear Factor

Post by Kell » Thu, 07 Mar 2002 08:20:54


<sigh> Just got an automated reply from that address and it said all e-mail
sent to the address will not be read.

Well then I have a question, why have an e-mail at all?!?!?!?

Does anyone have any contact ideas?

Kelly


Quote:
> 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.

> Thanks,

> Kelly

 
 
 

Animal Abuse: Fear Factor

Post by NY WRIT » Thu, 07 Mar 2002 20:58:24


<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....>

Isn't the ASPCA the group that ensures that no animal (in films/tv) is abused?
I don't understand - this is the second time I'm hearing about cruelty in
relation to these boring reality shows (last years someone killed a boar, no?)

Shall we all email the ASPCA?

 
 
 

Animal Abuse: Fear Factor

Post by David G Fishe » Sat, 09 Mar 2002 05:46:54


That's what I'm wondering. Where is the ASPCA? Has PETA or any of the other
animal right's groups put any pressure on the network?

David G Fisher


Quote:
> <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....>

> Isn't the ASPCA the group that ensures that no animal (in films/tv) is
abused?
> I don't understand - this is the second time I'm hearing about cruelty in
> relation to these boring reality shows (last years someone killed a boar,
no?)

> Shall we all email the ASPCA?