Video shared by the British arm of PETA shows three different women approaching THE ISLAND star from different sides of the room, each carrying signs that read: “Grylls – unbearable Island Cruelty” before being escorted out by security.
In a moment of absolute hilarity, the clip ends with an event organizer looking around the room and asking, “Any more?”
Per a PETA press release:
“[The] supporters ran onstage, one after the other, to let the startled audience know that the British version of The Island recently shipped a pig to Panama specifically to have contestants slit the animal’s throat. On a previous episode, contestants tracked down and killed an endangered American crocodile. And last week on NBC’s The Island, contestants skinned, skewered, and cooked a snake.
“There’s nothing entertaining or excusable about slitting animals’ throats or hacking apart their bodies on camera,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is calling on NBC to put a stop to these gruesome displays and make sure that no more animals suffer and die for ‘entertainment.’”
THE ISLAND — which airs with different casts in the US and Britain — features a group of ordinary citizens who attempt to live off the land and document every bit of their journey on camera.
THE ISLAND airs Mondays at 10:00 PM on NBC.
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