The Discovery Channel: Stop showing videos of Bear Grylls mutilating, killing and eating innocent animals

The Discovery Channel: Stop showing videos of Bear Grylls mutilating, killing and eating innocent animals

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      Bat World Sanctuary

In a clip from Man vs Wild (formerly on The Discovery Channel) Bear Grylls used smoke to flush bats from a cave and then struck the fleeing, terrified animals with a makeshift club and stomped on them with what seemed to be glee, jokingly referring to it as “bat tennis.”

Yes, this actually happened, and it is not an isolated incident. Aside from bats, Bear has killed alligators, monitor lizards, capybaras and even boas. None of these animals are killed in anywhere near a humane manner; they are simply beaten to death for the amusement of the viewing public. 

This can’t be overstated enough: for those who care about animals, the videos available online showing his frequent atrocities are very, very difficult to watch.  If you seek them out to see for yourself, please be aware of this.

In replying to email complaints about the show, The Discovery Channel defended itself by saying that Bear was imparting valuable survival information and, unbelievably, that it was his Bear’s “style!” Such “stylistic” concerns as applied to people comprises much of the notoriety of serial killers.  As for the conveyance of vital survival tips, opting to beat, kill and eat whatever animals are near is very clearly a rash and inadvisable course of action. Real survival experts - the ones who actually survive in the wilderness rather than preen their sad macho survivalist fantasies on television - say that pretty much everything Bear Grylls does or says to do will get you killed. There is no worthwhile information whatsoever that can only be conveyed by filming oneself killing innocent, healthy animals, and terrorizing and bludgeoning sleeping bats right at their doorstep.  

Let us not forget that Bear Grylls was exposed for staying in hotels overnight while filming a show that falsely portrayed him as embattled by harsh wilderness.

Profiting from the utterly pointless killing of these bats - and all animals - is unilaterally unacceptable, and while the show may now be cancelled, Discovery still has the video and others like it up for viewing on their website, meaning that they as well as Bear are still profiting from engineering, perpetrating and showing the deaths of these innocent animals to audiences worldwide. 

Please contact those responsible for fouling our televisions with his presence. Please also feel free to join the Bear Barbaric Bear Grylls Facebook page to voice your opinion: https://www.facebook.com/BoycottBarbaricBearGrylls

 

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    • Cynthia Drake WELLS, ME
      • about 1 month ago

      He is a fake, gaining money from senseless killing.

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    • Rita Clonts CONCORD, UNITED STATES
      • about 1 month ago

      Disgusting shows like that have made me leave Discovery Channel. Never watch anymore.

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    • RICARDO MALPARTIDA LIMA, PERU
      • about 1 month ago

      DISCOVERY desarrolla programas de sadismo como mentes asesinas, mujeres asesinas, amigos asesinos, sicarios de la mafia, etc. no se dan cuenta que hay detrás de esto? podrir la mente de las personas, investiguen porque y verán que el MOTIVO es mas espeluznante que alguna película de terror.

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    • Glenda Pym WAGGA WAGGA, AUSTRALIA
      • 2 months ago

      It is barbaric and absolute ego out of control. Why should this glorious animal sacrifice itself!!

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    • Jenny Beatson COFFS HARBOUR, AUSTRALIA
      • 2 months ago

      Bat Tennis, eh? I know whose balls I'D like to play tennis with....preferably still attached to him

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