22 Jan 2014

Did Animal Planet Mistreat Its Stars to Fake Reality Drama?

James West's reporting reveals "numerous cases of alleged animal mistreatment and possible infringement of state and federal law," and "evidence of a production culture that tolerated legally and ethically dubious activities, including using an animal that had been drugged with sedatives, in contravention of federal rules; directing trappers to procure wild animals to be 'caught' again as part of a script, and wrongly filling out legal documents detailing the crew's wildlife activities for Kentucky officials."

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