Stop the Melissa Bachman show from broadcasting!
  • Petitioned NatGeo Television/National Geographic

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NatGeo Television/National Geographic

Stop the Melissa Bachman show from broadcasting!

    1. Tim Martell
    2. Petition by

      Tim Martell

      Fort Myers, FL

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August 2012

Victory

In less than 24 hours, more than 13,000 people signed this petition asking NatGeo not to air a show with Melissa Bachman, who is known as the "Hardcore Huntress." National Geographic quickly responded with this statement: "The National Geographic Channel has carefully considered the public discussion of our series on surviving the wilds of Alaska currently in production and premiering sometime next year. Upon further reflection we plan to eliminate one of the survivalists from the ensemble cast, Melissa Bachman. Hunting is not the focus of the show, and we regret the misinformation that has clouded what we hope will be an exciting adventure series set in the incredible Alaskan landscape." Petition starter Tim Martell said, "In one day, almost 13,500 people signed the petition on Change.org. The response was amazing and National Geographic promptly re-evaluated their affiliation with trophy hunter Melissa Bachman. Now, together with National Geographic, we can continue the work of conserving and protecting our natural world, not only for us, but for generations to come."

When I was young, nothing was more exciting than hearing the magnificent sound of the trumpets of National Geographic blaring on the TV in the other room. I often bargained with my mother to allow me to sit in front of the TV with my dinner, just so I wouldn't miss one exciting moment! National Geographic taught me the importance of conservation, made me aware of the issues, educated me and showed me the countless wonders of nature. But lately, the famous sound of trumpets has transformed into the sound of bugles. Bugles that sound to mark the death of our precious wildlife that National Geographic once protected. Bugles that sound to mark .... a trophy hunt!
In a shocking about face in moral direction, National Geographic has abandoned it's traditional stance of conservation and protection for a partnership with a trophy killer.  National Geographic has always been about celebrating life, but now it seems the celebration of life they are so well known for ... has turned into a celebration of death.
National Geographic has contracted trophy killer Melissa Bachman who will be part of a new show where the participants test their survival skills in a wilderness environment.
Melissa is a heartless trophy hunter who has killed hundreds of animals without purpose. National Geographic should distance themselves from her.  
Please sign this petition today and let National Geographic know that we do not support trophy killing.  We will not watch the Nat Geo channel until they agree not to condone or support trophy killing by doing business with wildlife killer Melissa Bachman.

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    1. Victory! This campaign has been won!

      Tim Martell
      Petition Organizer

      Please read the press release from National Geographic.

      National Geographic Channel

      Fans, The National Geographic Channel has carefully considered the public discussion of our series on surviving the wilds of Alaska currently in production and premiering sometime next year. Upon further reflection we plan to eliminate one of the survivalists from the ensemble cast, Melissa Bachman. Hunting is not the focus of the show, and we regret the misinformation that has clouded what we hope will be an exciting adventure series set in the incredible Alaskan landscape.

    2. Reached 12,500 signatures

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    • phil belinfante IRKUTSK, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
      • 11 months ago

      one sick disturbed evil money hungry murdering monster,,,she is a modern Ilse Koch , the beast of Buchenwald , a blood lust,, w no respect for life,,it is my sincere hope she dies a painful slow cancer death ....she is disgusting....she has much in common w serial killers Jeff Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy etc,,,, deriving pleasure from the needless suffering n death of magnificent creatures

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    • Jodi Messenich LITTLETON, CO
      • 11 months ago

      Because animals have as much right to live on this planet as humans, they are much less destructive to the planet and are worthy of life.

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    • Kelley Smith COLUMBUS, GA
      • about 2 years ago

      Psalms 150:6 Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. "Let all breath praise him": that is to say, all living beings...

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    • TERESA BONELLI BUENOS AIRES, UNITED STATES
      • about 2 years ago

      GRACIAS A DIOS ESTA MUJER ENFERMA HA SIDO SACADA DE LOS MEDIOS DE TV,,,,Y TAMBIEN GRACIAS A TODOS LOS FIRMANTES ..

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    • carla massaro LOVELAND, CO
      • about 2 years ago

      Is Natl. Geo so hard up for cash that they would prostitute themselves for a buck? Shameful...

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