PETA Statement on President Barack Obama joining Running Wild With Bear Grylls

For Immediate Release:
August 31, 2015

Contact:
Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Bear Grylls’ shows are known as the bottom of the barrel in demeaning sexist, speciesist, and who knows what other “-ist” TV reality show–and that’s certainly saying something. These internationally condemned programs, on which women have been bullied into slitting a baby pig’s throat and eating a mouse soaked in urine, are the last place for the 44th president to be seen. There are far better ways to get the message about global climate change out than by appearing on this disgusting show.

 

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