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CBS Kills Animals for Ratings

Written by PETA | September 27, 2007

Les Moonves, CBS News/Creative Commons
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The real villain here is a fellow named Les Moonves, who runs CBS, and under whose leadership the network has become renowned for soliciting and airing acts of cruelty to animals in an effort to boost ratings. Most people are familiar with the Survivor stunts where the contestants are made to kill animals or drink their blood, but apparently Moonves and CBS felt a need to take the shock factor up just another notch by having kids do the killing, as happened in the latest episode of Kid Nation. Honestly, I hate to call any attention to CBS’s new show so they can tag it as “controversial” as a way of getting more viewers, but Moonves needs to hear from people about this latest episode, in which a group of children persuade the other kids on the show to chop off chickens’ heads as a way of getting protein in their diet. Many of these kids had grown close to the animals during the show, and some were clearly traumatized by the experience.

Please click here to let Les Moonves know that encouraging kids to kill animals is a new low for him (which is saying something), and that he needs drop these lousy stunts right now, no matter how good they may be for his ratings.

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  • holly lynn says:

    I am sickened after hearing about one of my sons so called friends cutting off the head off bunnies watching them suffer and ouring gasoline on them and thinking it was cool. Then I find out about this tv show on primetime for kids called kidnation. That was one of the episodes?????Oh my GOD HE’S A SICK SICK PERSON MAKING OUR KIDS BECOME SICKER TOO. How could this be okay. Kids mimick what they see. The kids are sick and need serious help before they are doing even more horrific cool things to do. Please stop this type of tv material for our children to watch. Their just kids. DONT SHOW IT ON PRIMETIME TV FOR GODS SAKE. PLEASE

  • clara says:

    fucking bastard i hope you rot in hell les moonves you too mars boycott CBS!

  • Mars says:

    “That’s very interesting to me being that a gunbow and arrow ewhat ever murder weapon etc.seems to be pretty heavy for a child to liftespecially a 3 year old. ” Shows how little you know of the subject.Look up the gun models called Cricket and Chipmunk. “Davey Crickett Specifications Caliber .22 Short Long or Long Rifle standard or high velocity. Action Manual cocking single shot bolt action with a machined low scope bolt handle. Trigger Pull 2 12 lbs. approx. Safety Rebounding firing pin blocked automatically to prevent accidental discharge. Length of Pull 11 12 inches. Sights Rear peep sight fully adjustable for windage and elevation. Front ramp with post. Drilled and tapped for scope. Stock High luster finished Walnut composite or laminate hardwood with western style or synthetic composite stock NEW with internal safety lock Barrel Length 16 18 inches. Finish Blued barrel and receiver or stainless barrel. Length 30 inches overall. Weight 2 12 lbs. approx. “What books could she read on her own at this age ? ” War and Peace Anarchists cookbook

  • Caboose says:

    Thanks Kala. But I was saying that I didnt see anything about a chicken.

  • c. says:

    Mr Chief No problem. I put what I said because from watchng shows like Dateline 60 Minutes etc. when there have been some school shootingsthey had said that some of these kids learned how to use a gun and hunt I can’t remember which show it was this was a few years ago butone boy at the age of eight for examplestarted hunting “responsibly” with his grandfather. They also interviewed a child psychologist who gave his opinion on guns and kids. Just like serial killers who start with animals there are research studies on this subject too.No I’m not callig these kids serial killers by the way.

  • c. says:

    Mr Chief No problem. I put what I said because from watchng shows like Dateline 60 Minutes etc. when there have been some school shootingsthey had said that some of these kids learned how to use a gun and hunt I can’t remember which show it was this was a few years ago butone boy at the age of eight for examplestarted hunting “responsibly” with his grandfather. They also interviewed a child psychologist who gave his opinion on guns and kids. Just like serial killers who start with animals there are research studies on this subject too.No I’m not callig these kids serial killers by the way.

  • SoupKitchen says:

    Mars Please stop posting stupid crap where you aren’t welcome! And before you go asking for anyone to prove the cruelty sheep suffer under when sheared perhaps you should do some research. http://www.savethesheep.com And get out of here would you??!!

  • Kala says:

    From Wiki Initial reception Ahead of its premiere the show proved to be the most controversial of the upcoming fall 2007 season even though the only actual footage seen was a fourminute promo running on televison and the Web.20 In previewing the series CBS eschewed television critics instead holding screenings at schools in at least seven large cities.21 Variety columnist Brian Lowry wrote that “Kid Nation is only the latest program to use kids as fodder for fun and profit which doesn’t make the trend any less disturbing.”22 William Coleman a professor of pediatrics at the University of North Carolina argued that the younger children ages 8 to 12 might not be able to deal with the stress yet could be enticed to participate by the potential fame or be pressured to do so by a parent.23 Speaking before an audience of television reviewers producer Tom Forman acknowledged that Kid Nation would inevitably share some elements with William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies which depicted planewrecked children without adult supervision. But adults were present offcamera during the Kid Nation production including cameramen producers a medic and a child psychologist although all interacted with the children as little as possible. Participants also missed a month of school but Forman suggested that such realworld tasks as preparing a group breakfast doing hard physical chores like fetching water and making group decisions constituted an educational experience in its own right. All participants were cleared by a team of psychologists any child could elect to go home and some did.3 Robert Butterworth a child psychologist in Los Angeles wondered if comparable professional care was given after the production had wrapped.23

  • Mr. Chief says:

    C. Sorry that I didn’t respond earlier. Well on Wiki you get pros and cons like an article on firearms. On the Kid Nation Wiki article I never saw anything pertaining to this. Really all it was was a brief synopsis and list of episodes.

  • c. says:

    4th attempt to postcomment to Halo Snipe I don’t know what you are referring to about wikpedia. Please clarify.

  • c. says:

    3rd attempt to post comment to Halo Snipe I’m not sure what your referring to in your comment to my last blog. Please clarify.

  • c says:

    Second attempt to post Halo Snipe I’m not sure what your comment about wikpedia is referring to? Please clarify.

  • c. says:

    Halo Snipe I’m not sure what you were referring to in your comment about wikpedia? Can you clarify? Both sides to of what?

  • halo snipe says:

    Yeah Michele a wonderful world where they raid a lab kill all the workers and save ONE fcking rabbit that is freed and killed and eaten by a fox. Don’t believe me search anti PETA and look for more dirt o n PETA. Warning truth may cause confusion and delay!

  • Kala says:

    What about Veggie Survivor? Contestants would have to learn about indigenous veg and how to prepare it ways to make shelters clothing etc. such as weaving and so forth. Makes more sense then the shows they do now. I heard there was a Survivor China. How do the producers expect people to take a show seriously about being ‘stranded’ in one of the most populous nations on earth anyway?

  • halo snipe says:

    c Well I haven’t heard of it. I searched Wikipedia and now I know what it is. It’ s weird it didn’t mention this. Wiki always tells both sides.

  • halo snipe says:

    There are no 5 year olds in Kid Nation.

  • c. says:

    People need to realize that it is only our ARROGANCE that makes us as human beings think and justify the killingmurder of animals .

  • c. says:

    2nd attempt to post Mars “What’s lost on YOU ” is a realizing that there are MINIMAL differences between us and the four legged MAMMALS. You seem to like to twist things and seem to like to argue just to argue.You can’t be right all the time . No one can. You grossly missed the pointmessage of what I was saying and you really do need to do research on kidsguns and killing. Hunting is murder whether or not you want to admit it.But it is. Simply put animal is alive person takes weapon person shoots animal. Animal is dead. There’s no excuse for it. It’s sad that you taught your daughter how to kill things. You say your daughter learned how to read at 3. What books could she read on her own at this age ? I’m a Reading Specialist and I’m curious to know. Oh by the way the parents of some of those kids who went on killing sprees at their schools were shocked when the incidents happened because they thought that their kids knew “the difference between human and animal life” as you put it. You really need some help here. Does anyone else care to comment. Just jump right in!

  • Corndog says:

    Animals feel pain and fear in much the same way we do. We share status as “sentient” beings.