Stop airing shows of humans harming animals for profit/sport/food/fun/etc.
  • Petitioned Animal Planet

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Viewer Relations at Discovery Communications
Animal Planet

Stop airing shows of humans harming animals for profit/sport/food/fun/etc.

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Gone are the days when Animal Planet depicted such shows about the beauty of the animal world. Instead, Animal Planet has chosen to resort to showing senseless murder and cruelty to animals, turning this former sanctuary into a channel where, once turned to it, all you hear are terrified screams and crying from animals, as well as see human beings maiming, torturing and killing animals for profit, sport or unnecessary food.

Animal Planet once hosted such gentle giants as Steve Irwin, who would be appalled to see what kind of network this has become. Foulmouthed humans run rampant across the shows, killing animals and adding no value to the network, and certainly no value to the reputations of the supposed "pests" that they show being killed for no other reason but "because they can be", and often stand to make a profit of more than just thrills.

Together, we can stop this gross injustice, and reshape Animal Planet back to its former glory: a channel where animal lovers can watch all day and never see an animal harassed, tortured, and brutally murdered by a human being. We once came to this channel to indulge in the secret world of animals...not to see it ruined. 

These programs promote violence against animals to men, women, and children of all ages. Running these types of programs alongside animal rescue, animal-rights, and other beneficial types of programming is not only hypocritical; it cuts the message of loving our animals at the throat!


Sign this petition, and help the animals take back their planet!

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    Reasons for signing

      • almost 2 years ago

      I hardly watch Animal Planet anymore because of all the terrible shows they have on of people being cruel to animals.

    • Sandy Kalister BEND, OR
      • almost 2 years ago

      AP is teaching the next generation (and many adults) to abuse and disrespect animals, in the name of "entertainment". Glorifying idiots who abuse animals cannot increase your ratings! Most of AP's (newer) shows are moronic, disgusting and an insult to intelligent people. Animal abuse is already rampant - thanks for making it worse.

    • Trinity Stoneking REDDICK, IL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because I used to love this channel and because of these show that are hurting animal , I find myself not watching this channel anymore. It's sad because this was my favorite channel.

    • Anabel Fuentes MONTEBELLO, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I agree that animal planet should be more about the animals not about making money with stupid shows that kill and make animals suffer.

    • Tanja Lindner VIENNA, AUSTRIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I loved to watch Animal Planet, even if I only see the same program over and over in Austria. Please make it better again, show the beauty of the animals, show the problems, provide information. Make it vegetarian and vegan friendly!


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