A National
Rifle Association (NRA)–sponsored show that filmed exotic animals meeting a tragic
end has breathed its last breath.

Under
Wild Skies
followed NRA lobbyist Tony Makris as he went on nothing short of a killing spree, gunning down elephants, leopards, rhinoceroses, hippopotamuses, buffalo,
antelope, and other exotic and threatened animals around the globe. In one
particularly disturbing episode, Makris jokes as he shoots an African bull
elephant in the face and then celebrates with champagne. NBC Sports Network was
bombarded with complaints and pulled the show.


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NBC was inundated with nearly 40,000 complaints, but when an
unrepentant Makris
compared his critics to Hitler
, well, let’s just say that Makris was turning into more of a PR
nightmare than Rush
Limbaugh
. Now Under Wild Skies has shot its last show
on NBC
—and its last animal.

Thank you to everyone who spoke up and made sure that Under Wild Skies was next to get shot
down. 

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Article source: PETA Action Alerts

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