chicken drowns on national tv

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by peepsncheeps, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. peepsncheeps

    peepsncheeps Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 15, 2011
    I'm probably one of the only people in Australia who cares but i wanted to know if anyone saw the chicken in the cage drown in the ocean on the survivor Philippines show? we just got the first episode here and i have to say the producers have gone too far with the use of chickens as simple disposable props has anyone challenged the show about this??? having chickens on land and maybe offered in cages on land is one thing but putting a bird that cant swim on a raft in the middle of the ocean to be caught is barbaric.
    does anyone share my concern for this??
  2. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2011
    I agree.

    I did not see this show and do not plan to watch it. However, I think a letter to the producer and to animal welfare groups might not hurt.
  3. peepsncheeps

    peepsncheeps Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 15, 2011
    yes i think i will. ive sent a letter to our paper and thought maybe id check the forume to see if anyone else knows anything about this insident. did it get a mention in local papers did anything get noted about the lack of compation for our chooks?
  4. skichick

    skichick New Egg

    Oct 17, 2012
    I am also in Australia and I just watched the first episode tonight as I taped it because it was on too late.
    I too was very distressed to see the white chicken drowning. I have rewound that part a few times to see if I could see it safely on the raft.. but i couldnt! I have also just spent the last hour trolling the net to see if anyone knows what happened to it and I read that the chick Dawson apparently saved it. But i dont know if I believe that. I wanted to see someone pull the chicken out myself. They really have gone to far this time. Those poor birds man.
  5. peepsncheeps

    peepsncheeps Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 15, 2011
    hello, im glad you feel the same way:( i sent a letter to channel 9 asking them to at lease put a warning beffore airing the episode as some people do find trapping deffenceless animals on a sinking raft disturbing. i have to say ive lost my desire to watch the show now. its hard to understand how the show gets the permition to use PROP animals as they are called, meaning no one and nothing is responsible for any misshaps that occure to them. they are just props and props can be replaced no harm done.
    sigh...when will people see that chickens are animals too like cats and dogs pet budgies and finches. you dont see those trapped in a cage thrown carlessly into the sea.
    well ive sent letters out and thats all i can do as one person. i hope more people get chickens for pets.
  6. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    I haven't seen this but it is very disturbing. Poor chicken. I suppose nothing will be done because it was *only a chicken*. Do you have the e-adress or contact info? I would like to write a letter too.
  7. Henny peeny

    Henny peeny Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007

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