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I emailed PETA and asked if they're planning anything to protest the new Fox reality show, Man vs Beast. the following reply was sent back to me. for anyone who doesn't know, the show pits human contestants against nonhuman animals in stupid and unusual stunts. some of the animals they're using in these stunts are elephants, giraffes, and chimps. i'm going to follow PETA's advice and send a complaint to Fox, please do the same. and if you want more info about the show go to <a href="http://www.fox.com/manvsbeast/" target="_blank">http://www.fox.com/manvsbeast/</a><br><br><br><br>
thanks.<br><br><br><br>
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Thank you for contacting People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) about FOXs Man Vs. Beast special. We appreciate your concern about this hideous program. We are trying to let media programmers know that there is nothing funny about unkind treatment of animals, and we need your help!<br><br><br><br>
We have contacted FOX about this program and will post an Action Alert on our Web site, but it is very important that representatives at the network hear from individuals like you. Please send a letter of complaint to FOX and encourage your friends and family to do the same. Send a letter to:<br><br><br><br>
K. Rupert Murdoch, CEO<br><br>
FOX Broadcasting Company<br><br>
10201 W. Pico Blvd.<br><br>
Los Angeles, CA 90035<br><br><br><br>
Tel.: 310-369-1000<br><br>
Fax: 310-369-1049<br><br><br><br><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Send a copy of your letter to:<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Attn.: FBC Specials "Man vs. Beast"<br><br>
Tom Sheets, Bldg. 100, Room 4420<br><br>
Fox Broadcasting<br><br>
P.O. Box 900<br><br>
Beverly Hills, CA 90213-0900<br><br><br><br><br><br>
If you would like to write your own action alert about this program, please include a description of the show along with contact information for FOX, so other people who care about animals may also send in complaints. The following pages offer opportunities to post messages about this type of issue:<br><br><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.actionstudio.org/public/folder_view.cfm?pageid=341&actionid=531" target="_blank">http://www.actionstudio.org/public/f...1&actionid=531</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.animalnews.com/" target="_blank">http://www.animalnews.com/</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AnimalAdvocacy/messages" target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AnimalAdvocacy/messages</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://express.netforchange.com:81/cgi-bin/[email protected]" target="_blank">http://express.netforchange.com:81/c...53.hbFOaBY7evK</a>^[email protected]<br><br><br><br><br><br>
We need the help of compassionate people like you to speak out for animals! Here are a few links that will show you how you can do more to save the animals who so desperately need our help.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Sign up for PETA eNews: <a href="http://www.peta.org/lists.html" target="_blank">http://www.peta.org/lists.html</a><br><br><br><br>
Becoming an Activist: <a href="http://www.peta-online.org/cmp/act.html" target="_blank">http://www.peta-online.org/cmp/act.html</a><br><br><br><br>
Help animals every day by eating delicious vegetarian food: <a href="http://www.goveg.com" target="_blank">http://www.goveg.com</a><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Please check our site <a href="http://www.PETA.org" target="_blank">www.PETA.org</a> regularly. We are constantly updating it, and we rely on compassionate people like you to help us accomplish the many victories we achieve for animals. Your letters and actions make a huge difference!<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Sincerely,<br><br><br><br>
Cassandra Thomas<br><br>
PETA<br><br>
Customer Service Coordinator
 

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Is Man vs. Beast going to be shown again? I didn't see it the first time, and it makes sense to me to have actually seen some of it before complaining to the producers. What I know now amounts to hearsay.
 

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I didn't think it was that bad.<br><br><br><br>
Of course, that is because I made $20 betting on the elephant versus the midgets.
 

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Who knows if they plan on re-airing this same show but I would imagine it was probably fairly cheap to make and drew decent ratings. Networks love that stuff. And you know how these shows are, they typically strive to become more and more shocking.
 

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Michael,<br><br>
Shock-value is exactly what brought up Man vs. Beast today in my magazine and non fiction writing class. The prof gets so off topic, but I hear about all kinds of interesting stuff that way. The prof, who isn't a vegetarian by any means, was completely horrified and flabbergasted by the shocking content of the show.
 

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Now is having an elephant compete against midgets in an airplane pull really that shocking? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:"><br><br><br><br>
Id say: hit them where it hurts the most in the wallet.<br><br><br><br>
For (some) TV channels, programms are a by-product from broadcasting commercials.<br><br>
So: Watch who advertise just before, during and just after the show.<br><br>
Call and mail the advertisers that you wont buy there products if they keep advertising around these shows.
 

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Tame,<br><br>
Its simply unnecessary. What's the point? If you're going to make an elephant work, why not have it do some useful labor?
 

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It did useful labor - it earned won $20 for the Tame Dawg. Damn. Can't a brother have a little fun watchin' some midgets in a test of strength with an elephant?
 
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