Six Flags Exterminates Cockroach-Eating Challenge

July 2008

After receiving complaints, PETA contacted the management of Six Flags Theme Parks to dissuade them from repeating a 2007 Fright Fest stunt in which patrons were challenged to eat live Madagascar hissing cockroaches. Six Flags responded that all its parks will be leaving the cockroaches alone this year and moving on to “Fright Fest events that do not include any living creatures!”

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