Death as entertainment.

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    Death as entertainment.

    I am totally disgusted.

    I do not care that the lives wasted were flies, ants and ladybirds.

    This evening, the program has just finished, a cute concept was to take people from particular industries, and present them with a simple choice, you accept a challenge, or give up the chance of a 3 week holiday.

    One of the guys was a zoo keeper from Randers Regnskov, (the site is available in English), it is a rain forest in greenhouses, not the biggest in the world, but a big attraction in Denmark. His "challenges" were to kill with a hammer, captive animals, albeit flies, ants, and ladybirds, in order to go through to win the chance of a 3 week holiday.

    How on Earth a reputable company like DR, (Denmarks Radio - like the BBC in England), could stand behind such a thing amazes and disgusts me. It is not clear yet if the animals were genuine live animals, or simulated, but, I suggest, it is immaterial. How anyone can sanction winning a holiday by killing, or appearing to kill defenceless animals is unthinkable.

    The program is called "Endelig Fredag", translates to "Finally Friday" or similar, and is presented by "Amin Jensen".

    I would ask that anyone who even remotely is concerned about animal welfare write a mail to the following, write in English, that is not a problem. They'll know.

    Denmarks Radio: - Broadcasting Company
    dr@dr.dk

    Randers Regnskov: - Employee source
    post@regnskoven.dk
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    So did he go through with it?

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    Apparently - yes.
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