Clear Channel Communications, Inc. is one of
the largest media chains in the country. Recently, its radio stations
have been responsible for numerous acts of on-air animal cruelty,
including the slaughter of a steer in Virginia and a stunt in Colorado
where a live hen was dropped from a 3rd story window.
On February 27, one of the corporation’s radio stations in
Tampa FL orchestrated the most deplorable stunt to date. “Bubba the Love
Sponge” (aka Todd Clem), a DJ from WXTB-98 Rock, presided over the
castration and subsequent killing of a squealing pig on the air. All of
this was done without anaesthesia in the presence of a Tampa Police
In Florida, any person who intentionally commits an act to any animal
which results in the “cruel death, or excessive or repeated infliction of
unnecessary pain or suffering, or causes the same to be done” is guilty of
felony animal cruelty ( F.S. 828.12). Although there appears to be a
clear violation of the state’s anti-cruelty laws and agricultural zoning
laws, the Tampa Bay police department has failed to take action!
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
- Let Clear Channel Communications know that you expect
them to instate a clear policy AGAINST illegal and inhumane acts of
cruelty for all of their stations! Contact: Lowry Mays, Chairman and CEO
of Clear Channel Communications, Inc. , Corporate Offices, 200 E. Basse
Rd. , San Antonio, TX 78209 / ph: 210-822-2828/ fax: 210-822-2299 /
- Remind the Tampa Police Department of their
obligation to enforce the state’s anti-cruelty laws! Contact: Sargent
Ambraz, Tampa Police Department,3818 W. Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa, FL 33614 /
ph: 813-354-6600 / fax: 813-354-6670 / send email through their website:
- Ask the district attorney in Tampa to
prosecute Mr. Clem to the fullest extent possible under the law! Contact:
Mark A. Ober, State Attorney – 13th Judicial Circuit, 800 East Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa, FL 33602 / ph: 813-274-1902 / send an email through
http://www.sao13th.com (press the “feedback” button on the left).
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