Tell NPR: Bloodsport Enthusiasts Are Not Animal Experts!
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On Monday, December 2nd, NPR's popular radio show “Here and Now” featured a segment that sounded fascinating to us on the surface. The subject was animal behavior, specifically how different species prepare for and survive severe storms. But then host Jeremy Hobson introduced the guest selected to "educate" us on animal behavior. “For more we're joined by Steve Rinella. He's an outdoorsmen and writer and the host of the Netflix show ‘MeatEater.’” Say what, Hobson? You and your producers actually thought a celebrity hunter was some kind of expert on animal behavior, let alone an ethical, thoughtful choice of a guest to speak on this subject?! It is mindblowing, outrageous, ignorant and insulting to our intelligence that NPR thinks a promoter of bloodsport can enlighten us about animal behavior and intelligence.
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United Poultry Concerns Response to NPR
Your recent show featured a blood-sport speaker on "Animal Behavior." This
is like inviting a male stalker and abuser of women to speak as an "expert"
on "Women's Behavior." This is why I do not support NPR with monetary
contributions. NPR promotes animal abusers and animal abuse. How dare you
people invite a man who stalks, terrorizes, injures, and kills animals for
pleasure to speak about the animals he abuses as if he were some kind of
"expert" on his victims. NPR is so eager to prove that, where animals are
concerned, the network has no compassion or ethics. Your "higher ground" is
a pit where animals are concerned. I will never support you as current and
historical agents of cruelty and abusiveness toward animals. Your desperate
effort to appease "cowboy" culture and suburban humane-washing and food
fetishism does not comport with your gloss of civility and concern for the
– Karen Davis