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Please Urge NBC Sports to Cancel Big Game Hunting Show

September 28, 2013
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In a recent episode of Under Wild Skies—a National Rifle Association (NRA)–sponsored big game hunting show that airs on NBC Sports—NRA lobbyist Tony Makris, the show’s host, joked as he killed a bull elephant in Africa for his personal enjoyment. This is reportedly not the only elephant Makris has killed for Under Wild Skies. We urge you to join PETA in demanding that NBC cancel the show immediately.

It has been well established that elephants are capable of experiencing emotions, including joy, anger, grief, and sympathy. Killing a single elephant can devastate a family, and their mourning ritual over the death of a family member rivals any that we humans have developed. Elephants play with each other, can reason and use tools, have exceptional memories, and form enduring bonds with other elephants. They work together and comfort and protect each other. Elephant offspring stay with their mothers for many years—males for up to 15 years and females for their entire lives.

In addition to killing multiple elephants while making Under Wild Skies, Makris, who is depicted on the show’s website in a photograph with two dead male lions, has also reportedly hunted rhinos and leopards for the show.

Please take a moment to demand that NBC Sports cancel Under Wild Skies immediately!

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what is the most sad is that
compassion has to be explained,
taught and insisted on??
THAT is really insane!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

13 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    September 28, 2013 11:26 am

    what is the most sad is that
    compassion has to be explained,
    taught and insisted on??
    THAT is really insane!


    • September 28, 2013 11:32 am

      Perfect, I love it! And, yes, it really is insane!


      • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
        September 28, 2013 11:39 am

        thank you so very, sweet stacey


  2. September 28, 2013 11:51 am

    Signed the petition I hope karma gets that sick freak 3 times as bad !!!


  3. September 28, 2013 5:21 pm

    Reblogged this on Sherlockian's Blog.


  4. narhvalur permalink
    September 29, 2013 12:32 am

    Reblogged this on Ann Novek–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors.


  5. September 29, 2013 7:59 am

    Reblogged this on Wolf Is My Soul.


  6. September 29, 2013 9:35 am

    We need to find out who the advertisers are and let them know we refuse to buy there products !


    • September 29, 2013 10:32 am

      Great idea! I wonder if that would require actually watching the show to determine – ?


      • October 1, 2013 5:43 pm

        Stacey, Good News they cancelled the show !!!!


        • October 1, 2013 6:18 pm

          I just read the great news. I am ecstatic! Thanks, hon. (Now all that is needed is the cancellation of hunting in general for always!)


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