PETA Protests NBC's 'Animal Practice,' Is Our Cancellation Bear Their Next Target?

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September 19th, 2012

PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals) is protesting the use of animals in NBC's rookie sitcom Animal Practice. Given the track record for new NBC sitcoms, and the fact that our polled readers expect it to be among the first shows canceled for the 2012-13 season, they won't need to protest very long.

Far more ominous for us is their overall objection to the use of animals in entertainment at all:

There is nothing glamorous about showbiz for primates, big cats, bears, and other animals who are used in television, film, or advertising; exploited as sports mascots; or used as props in novelty displays. Torn away from their mothers as infants, these animals are subjected to abusive training methods and forced to spend most of their lives in small, filthy cages, deprived of everything that is natural and important to them. [...]

We beg to differ.

Our Cancellation Bear is quite glamorous, not to mention well known in the TV industry, and he insists that he's involved in no exploitation at all. He was born right here at TV by the Numbers, and never subjected to abusive training methods. Far from being kept in a small, filthy cage, he is free to roam the infinite realms of the Internet, running down his canceled TV show victims.

So, hands off the cancellation bear PETA!

 

 
  • iMember

    I’m sorry, but isn’t PETA themselves responsible for the deaths of over thousands of animal’s lives and their disgusting and cruel animal slaughterhouses? I don’t like PETA.

    I am all for animal rights, as I absolutely LOVE animals and believe they should have rights just like humans, but I just don’t listen to PETA.

  • Jeff (Canada)

    Methinks the Cancellation Bear should catch up with PETA!

  • Dan S

    I’ll show PETA by watching AP so there

  • Clinton

    I think Crystal (the monkey) will survive the controversy.

  • were123

    Cancellation Bear could eat PETA; while I think animals must be protected I don’t think entertaiment necessarly uses abusive train methods, only positive reinforcement. I’ve studied it, it doesn’t harm the animal, if anything it makes him live longer and even happier at times. Could animals be harmed at filming? Yes, and if so then the responsables should be brought to justice. Is Animal Practice harming animals? As far as I know no, so PETA should know how are they really trained instead of claiming something that it might not be true just because it sounds pretty

  • OA (AO from the Alternate Universe)

    Yes. Yes it is.

  • DanaK

    “Will PETA go after the Cancellation Bear?”
    Of course not. PETA knows it’s not real. Right? Right?

  • buddhaboi

    cancellation bear is about to be very well fed. saw him heading over to “mob docor” set.

  • Jayme

    The funny thing is if Peta did not say anything the show more then likely would have very low ratings now with Peta getting all worked up people will tune in and watch and i could see it getting high ratings.

  • RJ

    PETA, PTC, whatever other group is out there. Please, go away.

  • Matt

    PETA is joining the ranks of The Parent’s Television Councils as the groups I’m tired of hearing from.

  • Justin121

    Surprised it took this long for someone to object Animal Practice.

    Wish it had started earlier to draw attenton to this show.

  • Riff Rafferty

    Apparently, there weren’t enough dead puppies and kittens being thrown into dumpsters on the show for People Eating Tasty Animals’ liking.

  • Ceej

    The irony is the sponsor of AP is… Petco!

  • THE OLD MAN

    @ Bill Gorman

    EXCELLENT POST! I admire how politically correct you are here, I must say!

    Give Animal Practice to the Grizzly at once!

  • KS

    There is nothing glamorous about showbiz for primates, big cats, bears, and other animals who are used in television, film, or advertising; exploited as sports mascots; or used as props in novelty displays. Torn away from their mothers as infants, these animals are subjected to abusive training methods and forced to spend most of their lives in small, filthy cages, deprived of everything that is natural and important to them.

    When I read this, I can pretty well relate this to those poor little kids living on the Roads of India and the filthy government doing nothing about it. What I can understand is, there are people in India, who live worse life than animals in U.S.A. Too bad.

    The example for this is, children from Indian slums in the movie “Slumdog Millionaire”.

  • Ultima

    @were123
    Cancellation Bear could eat PETA

    I’ve seen this before* and I guarantee it won’t end well. Cancellation Bear will get high off of the hippies; he’ll be loose, trippin’ and when it’s time to eat, no show will be safe! ;)

    * Futurama #2-15, “The Problem with Popplers”

  • Coffee Steve

    I want to start a organization that protects BUGS. I mean come’on, they are DEFENSLESS…

  • Mr. Sparky

    I think PETA will leave the Cancellation Bear alone. TV by the Numbers is the Yellowstone Park for the Cancellation Bear, a national preserve where a wild, hungry predator can take down weak and lame sitcoms and dramas so that the TV herd can get stronger.

    Fortunately, Ranger Bill is always watching and monitoring the Cancellation Bear to learn in natural habits and ensure its health and safety.

    Of course, since Cancellation Bear is a wild animal in a natural environment with a keen sense of smell for the 18-49 demographic, you should NEVER APPROACH OR TAUNT Cancellation Bear. The crew of Harry’s Law sadly learned this lessons the hard way.

  • JohnM

    Dear PETA

    You are now in the same category as the PTC for even more idiotic reasons

    Congratulations

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