Tuesday, July 8, 2008

30 Days: Animal Rights

So I finally got around to watching the 30 Days episode on Animal Rights where an avid hunter spends 30 days living with a vegan family and working as an animal rights activist.  

I thought it was pretty good.  If you haven't seen it yet, you can watch it here.  And I recommend you do.

Here's the episode description from the website:

PARTICIPANT - George Snedeker, 42
RESIDES - Chapel Hill, NC
OCCUPATION - Handyman
AIRDATE - Tuesday, June 17, 2008

George Snedeker is an avid hunter who considers it much more than just a sport; to George, hunting is a way of life. George hunts mainly for deer meat and tries to use the entire animal in order not to be wasteful.

For 30 Days, George will live in Los Angeles with vegan Melissa Karpel, 29, and her vegan family: parents Don and Madeline Karpel and her sisters Stephanie and Kimberly, who are 25-year-old twins. Melissa is a Los Angeles Campaign Coordinator for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), a non-profit organization that fights for animal rights on factory farms, in laboratories, in the clothing trade and in the entertainment industry.

George will participate in PETA initiatives including a demonstration at a popular fast food chain, work at a local farm animal rescue center and meet with various organizations such as Last Chance for Animals, a non-profit group dedicated to animal rights.

3 comments:

Latharia said...

Wow. That sounds interesting!

Marni said...

Latharia - Nice to see you here! :) 30 days is a really interesting show, both from a sociological perspective (watching how people react to being dropped into an environment they have not been socialized for) and for mere entertainment. I recommend it. I thought the Animal Rights episode was great. It was interesting to see what the hunter eventually responded to.

Fascinating stuff.

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

I thought it was surprisingly good too. I'm not a fan of reality tv, with the exception of an occasional chef show, but this one was pretty well done.