Many television viewers were dismayed last week when
they witnessed the slaughter of an apparently feral pig by one of the
contestants on CBS’ “Survivor” t.v. show. Animal protection groups in the
U.S. have decried the action as a clear violation of both the Humane
Slaughter Act and state animal cruelty laws. Now, animal protection
groups in Queensland, Australia (where the episode was filmed) are
stepping into the fray, asking the Queensland government to investigate.
A spokesman for the government’s Department of Primary Industries has said
that the department’s own animal welfare unit and the Royal Society for
the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) will look into the killing to
determine whether it breached the state’s Animal Protection Act.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
- Contact CBS to register your outrage! Contact:
Linda Tellem, President
7800 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036-2112
Ph: (323) 575-2345
Send feedback to CBS through
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