PETA has criticised ABC television’s ‘Bones’ for featuring a farm animal farm on the ABC’s new drama, following a campaign to have the series scrapped.
The charity said the show “seems to be promoting animal abuse, which we know can have negative consequences for animals and for society” and that it would “be wrong to ignore the harm these animal farms can cause”.”PETA urges the ABC to immediately drop the ‘BONES’ animal farm episode” on ABC2, the organisation said in a statement.
“The ABC has shown themselves to be a big hypocrite by having a show about an animal farm and an industry that kills animals on a massive scale, but not showing any concern for the welfare of animals that live on the farm,” it added.
The ABC confirmed that “Bones” had featured an animal farming farm on its new drama.
“We are deeply saddened by the show ‘Boons’ featuring an animal agriculture farm on our ABC2 program ‘Bonsai’,” the corporation said in an email.”ABC2 has now withdrawn the episode.”PV is deeply disappointed by the airing of this episode on ABC1.
“As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we are reviewing our ABC1 production and programming.”
“Boons” features a farm that sells rabbits to the public, and is set to be broadcast in the US on ABC Sunday at 8.45pm.
“There are many ethical, animal-friendly farming practices and practices that are currently being practised on farms throughout the world,” the statement continued.
“It is important that the ABC show an industry-free, animal welfare-free farm.”
Animal rights activist and animal welfare campaigner Alisa Nesbitt, who led a campaign against the ABCs decision to air the episode, said the ABC was “very out of touch” with what animal welfare was about.
“A farm is a farm, not an institution,” Ms Nesfitt told News24.
“If the ABC really cares about animal welfare, it’s time to put an end to their ‘Boos’ episode and go straight to a different story about farm animals,” she added.
Ms Nesbritt called on the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to investigate the ABC for airing the episode and the ABC would “fully investigate” the organisation.
“I think the ACMA needs to look at this and investigate the producers of this show, because this is the first time this has happened,” she said.
“In the last five years, they’ve done nothing to stop animal cruelty.
They’ve never done anything to stop them killing animals.”
So I think we need to see what the ABC is doing about it.
“The ABC’s corporate communications officer, Paul Murphy, said: “We’ve been informed of the decision to withdraw the ‘Booms’ episode.””
We’re very grateful for the support of PETA, who are making it clear that they are concerned about the show and will be investigating the episode,” he said.
The episode, which will air in the UK on Sunday, will be filmed in New Zealand, where the ABC currently airs a farm series called ‘Sausage Heaven’.”
We’ll continue to do our part to show that there’s a world where animals are treated with dignity, respect and consideration,” he added.”
Our commitment to promoting animal welfare has always been and remains at the heart of our business and we’re committed to doing so.
“Topics:animal-welfare,animal-policy,human-interest,world-politics,human,womens-health,dairy-farming-production,animal,health,humanity,melbourne-3000,vic source News23 title ABC axing ‘Boondocks’ animal-worship episode due to PETA complaint article PV will be calling on the ACT Government to investigate ABC’s decision to axe the “Boons”-style animal-farm episode on “Bonsaii”.”ABC1 has just dropped ‘Boone’ from their ABC1 Sunday programme, after a campaign by PETA to have it pulled.
ABC2 has withdrawn the show from airing on Sunday,” PETA said in its statement.
The animal rights organisation said the “Boons” episode had “a major role to play in exposing the cruelty of animal agriculture”.”
Animations should be treated like humans, not like commodities.”PV said ABC2 had failed to take action over “Boon’s” cruelty to”
Animals need love and they deserve to be treated with love and respect.””ABC shows that show that we have a duty to promote cruelty to animals and to promote ethical and humane farming practices, but we don’t need to show our face when animals suffer.”
Animations should be treated like humans, not like commodities.”PV said ABC2 had failed to take action over “Boon’s” cruelty to