Does Anyone Know?

Discussion in 'Animal Advocates Support' started by peacegal, May 26, 2004.

  1. peacegal

    peacegal Member

    Recently, a poster on another forum I visit claimed they saw something disturbing on TV. As you may know, the Discovery Channel airs a show in which lifelike animal robots are built to fight against each other.
    I haven't paid much attention to the show. However, this person claimed that, in order to test a mechanical leopard, the show's producers had it crush a live pig to death on camera.
    I don't know whether to believe this or not. This seems like a stunt more appropriate for controversy-courting Fox, rather than the Discovery Channel, which at least postures as being more family-oriented and educational. However, you never know.
    I was wondering if anyone here knew anything about this?
  2. peacegal

    peacegal Member

    Ok, well, I checked back on that thread and the claim has pretty much been dismissed.

    Although I was having a hard time beliving it, it did have a little more credibility than other internet board rumors, because it named a specific show, a specific episode, and did draw from the fact that quite a few "reality" shows kill and harm animals.

    So I guess that's the end of that rumor.

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