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Petition Calls for Discovery to Cancel Airing of Man Being Eaten Alive by Snake
   2014-11-12 09:42:10    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Wang

The Discovery Channel is getting a tidal-wave of heat over its planned special, "Eaten Alive," which will feature a man being devoured (then rescued) by a giant snake.

A petition demanding Discovery to cancel its December 7th airing of the special has blown past its goal of 25-thousand signatures on activist website Change.org.

The petition, which says that the stunt is tantamount to severe animal abuse, is well on its way to hitting its new goal of 35-thousand signatures.

Last week, Discovery previewed the special, which shows purported naturalist Paul Rosolie preparing to be devoured by an anaconda while suited in a bulky suit that would protect him from the gastric juices of the snake's digestion system.

Snake experts say that anacondas expel a great deal of energy digesting large meals, and that allowing the snake to consume Rosolie, then "fishing him out" of the serpent would leave the anaconda exhausted and starving.

Rosalie says that the stunt had already been filmed and claimed the snake was unharmed.

The Discovery Channel's planned special "Eaten Alive" will feature a man being devoured (then rescued) by a giant snake. [Photo: weibo.com/hereinuk]

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