PETA is not amused that the Discovery Channel announced its upcoming documentary special titled "Eaten Alive" will include a segment with a man, Paul Rosolie, being swallowed whole by a Anaconda while wearing a "custom-built snake-proof suit."
PETA's Deputy General Counsel Delcianna Winders released a statement about this mess:
"Not only does this publicity stunt sound far-fetched, it would also be lethal for the snake," Winders said. "Shame on this pseudo 'wildlife expert' for tormenting and likely killing an animal for a thrill, and shame on the Discovery Channel for giving him the incentive to do it."
"Whatever the filmmaker has planned, the snake will likely pay the ultimate price, as animals usually do when they're used for entertainment. PETA has reached out to the Discovery Channel and asked them to pull the show, whether it is a hoax or not."
Bad news for Winders, it was already filmed and it was not a hoax. Spoiler Alert: The Snake doesn’t die.
From the Discovery Website: On EATEN ALIVE — premiering Sun Dec 7 9/8c — naturalist and wildlife filmmaker Paul Rosolie enters the belly of an anaconda in a custom-built snake-proof suit.
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