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    Angry Stop the show Man vs Wild (Discovery channel)

    I think you already might have seen the horrible things the person 'Bear Grylls' does on the show 'Man vs Wild' aired on discovery channel.

    If not, here's a small preview YouTube - Man vs. Wild - Bear Meets Camel (not for the weak at heart).

    Everytime i switch to the channel, more often than not, the show's on and the guy's either skinning a sheep on national television or beating a snake or a rabbit to death!


    What has discovery channel got down to!? Instead of promoting conservation of animals, they choose to show helpless animals being tortured or killed for no reason at all!??

    WTF!?

    So if you want to stop this unnecessary barbarism.. sign the petition here http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/end-man-vs-wild

    Its just so shocking! I've boycotted discovery channel altogether because of this show!

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    This show name should be 'barbarian vs wild'.This ancient habit of human that they kill other animals without any reason or just for fun which is totally not acceptable.
    Obviously this type of show is the shame for the civilization.

    You have highlighted the genuine issue.We all need awareness to protect the wild life.
    Also we all need to remember that this earth is not only for human it is also for trees,birds,animals and insects.

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    ya really shameful....
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    Sounds bad. I personally cannot comment on this show
    since I haven't watched it. But animals should not
    be treated with cruelty.

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    I've watched this show on numerous occasions... including the clip linked on this thread... And I agree that some scenes are not pretty at all... My take on this show is that its purely for informative purpose...

    To explain a bit more... Let's say you're in the middle of nowhere...in a desserted island at the Pacific Ocean, or in a thick jungle swamp at Sumatra, or perhaps, in the icy mountain at Siberia, and not a single person is with you... No cell phone, no GPS, there's no any sort of communication tool. And you are stucked there all alone... All you have is a simple tool and your brain... What are you gonna do?

    A) Wait there for a very very long time with a minimum chance of surviving.
    Or B) Find your way to civilization?

    If you choose A, oh boy, you will stop breathing faster than you'd expected... If you choose B, you are thinking smart, but what good choosing B if you don't have the right surviving skill in the most dangerous places on earth?

    Bear Grylls's Man vs. Wild shows all the surviving skills that you need to get out of these deathly places... I've been watching this show and is drawn by its great way of showing the technique in surviving... When you are in that situation, you gotta do what you gotta do...like drinking your own urine, or eating dead zebra... It may sound disgusting, but it will save your life...

    That doesn't mean that I'm insensitive towards animal killing... I've taken care of number of pets at my home all my life... And I never kill a mosquito myself... But when it comes to survival of human vs animal... I'll choose the former... And Man vs. Wild exactly shows how to survive in extreme conditions... One more thing is that Bear Gryll never kills any endangered species on the show... And he informs about them too...

    P.S.- I'm extremely sorry SK, RUPU & others if I hurt your sentiments... But here I beg to differ!

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    well itsmemad, why kill at all? aren't there fruits and vegetation in the wild, if in the remote chance that you are stuck in such unreal situations.
    and i do think that the show's useless for 98% of the population who probably won't get stuck like you are telling us. 1% that will, i'm pretty sure they already will be prepared what to do in such extreme situations. and another 1% who might get stuck by chance like maybe an air crash of some sort or something like that will probably not be watching this show anyways.... in my opinion the show still remains a useless masacre...

    killing beautiful animals in barbaric ways, once saw that guy smash the head of a snake against a tree repeatedly to kill it...discovery channel is also watched by many small kids too, imagine their plight if they came across such an act, which i'm sure they will because of the frequency of the show. all in all i'm disgusted by the show, the host as well as the producers.
    its just ur opinion itsmemad, why are u apologizing man?

    n thanks rupu.
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    I closed the firefox window just as in the first 10-15 seconds as soon as i saw knife in his hand
    It is really a shameful act to kill animals or to cut a dead animal, there is no need to air such shows and as starry said the 1% concept is correct.
    I think such guy's should be punished for cruel acts and to kill animals. If someone is stuck in wild then also there are 1000 other option apart from killing and eating animals/ birds. I have spent a good time in Himachal/himalaya's or you can say in forest and know number or good things (fruits, vegetables and herbs) on which man can survive for lifetime. If you talk about dessert then also its better to eat a plant then running behind a camel or animal. Just think you are already exhausted, pissed and 100% hungry and thirsty (in desert) and all sudden a camel comes in sight so would you like to run behind this camel and if you even decide to run behind camel then also can you see even a single percent of possibility to catch a camel in desert.
    second situation (where camel is already dead) ohhh come'on how can you eat this stinking dead body.
    I think eating plant is better idea coz on first place it will not start running as soon as it gets you in sight.
    Second thing you will be able to save some Nirma washing powder coz you will not find bloody clothes stinking and messed up with camels blood.
    Third thing you will be able to grow some more plants with the roots and seeds of that plant (can you grow or make one more camel from that dead camel, can you!)

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    Before I start saying anything, let me first say that I have not watched the show. But, I just opened the You-Tube clip, and was watching it, and thinking where his knife was (about which smoothie has told), I saw it, and just followed what smoothie did (I also closed the window when I saw that). This is really disgusting and irritating to see such cruel things.

    Quote Originally Posted by itsmemad View Post
    One more thing is that Bear Gryll never kills any endangered species on the show... And he informs about them too...
    And, there's of-course a reason behind that.
    Any act of knowingly "taking" (which includes harming, wounding, or killing) an endangered species is also subject to the same penalty. The penalties for these violations can be a maximum fine of up to $50,000 or imprisonment for one year, or both, and civil penalties of up to $25,000 per violation, may be assessed. Also note that as your violation history accumulates, you are subject to larger fines and penalties.

    And, let me ask you one thing.

    Do they really kill animals, or do they just use corpses just as in the clip?

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    They really kill them dhaneshv, look at my previous post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StarryKnight View Post
    They really kill them dhaneshv, look at my previous post.
    I had seen that. But, I was just asking to make sure that you were not writing it in the anger. And, now really it's bad. VERY BAD.

    And, I just went to the petition link now, and have just signed in the petition.

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    good going man... nah i don't lose my mind when m angry (part of my new yr res).

    @smoothie yup nice points bro... tell the f***ers at discovery channel damn them!
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    I didn't have the heart to see the clips after reading the comments in the thread. But I know that its something wrong in that clip. I have seen the show Man vs Wild (occasionally)..but never encountered such things...
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    i support itsmemad.... ths show is for informative purpose only ...! they give a very good quality information on how to survive in tough conditions, seeing that show i have learn't many things including which plants we have to eat ...
    Yes i also admit that some of the scene's are bit tough there so what i recommend is stop those scenes but not the whole show...! There is no other show(as i know) which shows how to survive in tough conditions.... they are giving good information .... so just make it a more watchable rather than banning the whole show...!

    I want that show should be continued....!

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    I haven't watched the show either, but if the entire show resembles the youtube clip, I'd want that guy to be handed over to cannibals ( honestly, next they can say, if you are hungry and lost in a desert and you don't come accross any animals, they would suggest you kill & eat other humans,if any, present with you).


    And seriously guys, its totally unfair that they kill in the name of survival skills, adventure. We have more and more species getting extinct as time goes by, so why accelerate it ??

    If they wanna show us practical survival skills, they should show how to get away from terrorists,rapists,sadists,politicians and more IMPORTANTLY a******s like that guy.


    PS: I signed the petition , Rep for you mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by newprouser View Post
    I haven't watched the show either, but if the entire show resembles the youtube, I'd want that guy to be handed over to cannibals ( honestly, next they can say, if you are hungry and lost in a desert and you don't come accross any animals, they would suggest you kill & eat other humans,if any, present with you).


    And seriously guys, its totally unfair that they kill in the name of survival skills, adventure. We have more and more species getting extinct as time goes by, so why accelerate it ??

    If they wanna show us practical survival skills, they should show how to get away from terrorists,rapists,sadists,politicians and more IMPORTANTLY a******s like that guy.


    PS: I signed the petition , Rep for you mate
    You have put it in a really good way. REPO added.

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    well selfishly speaking i actually like it .

    now hold on , before u start shouting at me

    i said selfishly , now honestly i have seen this show before, this guy has done things u cant even imagine in ur worst dreams , but that does not justify the things he has done to those helpless anmals ,

    i belive in honour , a man fighting against a weekling is nothing but a coward
    and so is this guy and the entire crew of this show.

    so to show my sympathy i voted

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    That guy has served as ex-soldier in British special forces as a survival instructor... What he does on the show is what he used to instruct the soldiers over there... And these sort of trainings are imparted to every soldier in almost all countries including India... They are trained how to kill snake etc & eat it... They are informed about the jungle-herbs- both edible and poisonous (Man vs. Wild also inform about them)... A child aspiring to be a soldier in future should definitely watch it...

    There are numerous shows on discovery channel which are not beneficial to more than 1% of population... But still we watch them and like to know about the useless information... Consider it same... Or if you seriously have a problem... Simply don't watch it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirankumargb View Post
    i support itsmemad.... ths show is for informative purpose only ...! they give a very good quality information on how to survive in tough conditions, seeing that show i have learn't many things including which plants we have to eat ...
    Yes i also admit that some of the scene's are bit tough there so what i recommend is stop those scenes but not the whole show...! There is no other show(as i know) which shows how to survive in tough conditions.... they are giving good information .... so just make it a more watchable rather than banning the whole show...!

    I want that show should be continued....!
    can you please tell us how many times you found yourself in such situations or in desert where there is nothing to eat.

    Quote Originally Posted by itsmemad View Post
    That guy has served as ex-soldier in British special forces as a survival instructor... What he does on the show is what he used to instruct the soldiers over there... And these sort of trainings are imparted to every soldier in almost all countries including India... They are trained how to kill snake etc & eat it... They are informed about the jungle-herbs- both edible and poisonous (Man vs. Wild also inform about them)... A child aspiring to be a soldier in future should definitely watch it...
    Which India you are talking about maddy, is it the same one which is in asia or the other one, mate my number of friends are serving nation in army and they never got any training on how to kill and eat snake, infact you will be glad to know bhai that some of them are pure veggie and never even touch meat or eggs (known as Radha Swami).
    Maddy bro let me as you Why are you supporting this guy and his cruel activities :sad:
    he is sad, worthless and cruel anti social element.

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    Lol... Ofcorse veggie soldiers aren't forced to eat snakes... I was speaking generally... its done all over the world... And yes, I know Indian armymen personally too who have killed and eaten snakes to survive...

    Quote Originally Posted by smoothvibes View Post
    Maddy bro let me as you Why are you supporting this guy and his cruel activities :sad:
    he is sad, worthless and cruel anti social element.
    I've no problem... cuz hez not hunting them for fun or to smuggle their skin... Hez killing them to make a very informative show...
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    Thank you guys, the petitions have risen to 375 (from 368 last night) because of your support... It means a lot to me.
    Thanks from the bottom of my heart!
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    Quote Originally Posted by smoothvibes View Post
    can you please tell us how many times you found yourself in such situations or in desert where there is nothing to eat.
    i have never been in desert i accept but we really cant say that we will not be...
    The uses i got from that show....

    1) How to choose a plant to eat...! (it has helped me once when i was on cross country NCC )

    2) How to use cactus as a needle and thread for stitching.

    3) In which type of climate how to adapt there and how to find food...

    4) How wild animals will react & how you can prevent it from attacking you.

    5) The way to choose the type of food in different situation....

    there are more...


    Bhai .... i am not entirely supporting what he is doing... yes i also accept that some of the things are too odd to see like eating a snake, sheep, killing other animals etc... but what i mean to say is the show should be continued but the things which they show should be censored ie wild and anti social things should be stopped.... thats all.

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    Look at this link please, specially the supporters, i found it on the PETA forums

    Bad Advice and Inaccuracies - BearWiki
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    I knew he has recieved many criticisms about the show... Thats bound to happen when you run a show like this... People always have different opinions...

    In addition they also say that hez not always without support... He had been caught in camps of crew, small motels near the shooting scene, partying when he should be sleeping alone in the jungle...

    But all these claims doen't matter to me as long as the show seems informative to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by newprouser View Post

    If they wanna show us practical survival skills, they should show how to get away from terrorists,rapists,sadists,politicians and more IMPORTANTLY a******s like that guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by itsmemad View Post
    I knew he has recieved many criticisms about the show... Thats bound to happen when you run a show like this... People always have different opinions...

    In addition they also say that hez not always without support... He had been caught in camps of crew, small motels near the shooting scene, partying when he should be sleeping alone in the jungle...

    But all these claims doen't matter to me as long as the show seems informative to me...
    not regular people, but real surviving experts! can you refute any of what is claimed there??
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    Well i've mixed thought about this particular series.. Initially i thought Bear Grylls only uses dead animal, he did not kill any, But after reading previous post it seem he kill also(I've never seen). Well if i put that killing stuff apart, then i like Man Vs Wild.

    Also its not only killing, it also shows how you can survive in those tough conditions..

    1. He also show which plant need to be eaten and how to be eaten in desert.
    2. How you can beat the heat by putting wet sand, also how and where you find those wet sand.
    3. How you can use your trouser as life jacket.
    4. If you are thirsty how can you find water by digging and how you can filter it with limited resource.


    Also someone mentioned only 1 percent of population find themselves in these conditions, life if very uncertain, who know you can found yourself trapped in those conditions, and if i stuck then i'm willing to do anything to be alive, ofcourse i don't turn to cannibal, but i won't show any hesitation in killing animal to be alive, also i strongly deny of killing animal in TV (Am i being diplomatic)


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    Exactly correct Gothic.

    and we should not forget another point he is not just any guy who is doing that show for money, he is a EX-Special operation member of Britten army.

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    all of you are just so inspired he used to be an army man and blah blah...
    and are prepared to ignore his wrong advice.... bravo people!

    A fact: Bear Grylls is laughed at by the real survival experts. If you check the link i gave you, you would know why.

    if you are so unwilling to accept your hero's faults, i'm afraid i can't help you... and so please don't waste my and your own time here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StarryKnight
    if you are so unwilling to accept your hero's faults,i'm afraid i can't help you... and so please don't waste my and your own time here.
    Why are you getting angry buddy.. "Many Mens Many Head"..


    Wouldn't it be fair to start a petition of "Stop broadcasting killing in Man Vs Wild" despite to "Stop the show Man Vs Wild" ????
    I won't loose single second to sign the first one...

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    now you start pointing out my faults...

    yes absolutely it should be that, i don't mind people acting on the guy's ill advice (and probably landing into more trouble) if in the rarest of rare case of them getting stranded in no man's land. :thumbup1:
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    SK we are not supporting him entirely... and we are not pointing out your faults.... we are just telling to stop the wild show of killing animals but rest of the show is good so we want that...
    You are also having problem with the same na ie killing animals ! we are also on your side only we also dont want animals to be killed...! The difference is you want the whole show should be stopped but we want killing animals should be removed and the show should continue...!

    No Personal feelings to hurt you mate... just its our thoughts thats all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StarryKnight
    yes absolutely it should be that, i don't mind people acting on the guy's ill advice (and probably landing into more trouble) if in the rarest of rare case of them getting stranded in no man's land.
    Well apart from killing(Which actually is issue here), i don't see any ill advice from him, i found it informative(It's my thinking, you might disagree with me) Or Did i miss something

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    @coder Its not me who says he gives out wrong advice at various times in the show, its all here Bad Advice and Inaccuracies - BearWiki, much of it being judged by real survival experts.

    @kumar man you're not hurting me at all, when i had started the thread i did not know that much of his advice is not wholly correct, since i do not watch the show. Now that i know that, it becomes specially important that the show doesn't spread cr** all over the world.
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    No issues...!

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    well i vent seen the show myself.....but as i cud read......

    i can make out tht its really bad tht thy r showing something like this on a channel like discovery....how on earth cud thy do sumthing soo bad n cruel...? its a fact than a human is cruel but to an extent ....... this is like extremes.......!!!very bad....

    i registered myself for the petition...
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    @ SK.. I completely won't deny the facts, Instead of that i will give you example,

    After 9/11 tragedy, lots of EXPERTS comes up and specualate "What exactly happened" with the help of real examples, I watched ZeitGeist and Loose Change, after seeing that i was convinced that it was all hoax and government was behind all this, then after some time US Government comes up with "Screw Loose Change blog" and i get convinced again that that was real because they were also very much convincing, no wonder if wee see another blog "Screw "Screw Loose Change" blog""
    I just hope Bear doesn't comes up with his counter attack about what real survival expert said(Just like loose change)

    So all i'm saying that i won't deny any ones facts.....

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    hey the show i exellent. i like it very much.
    but yes, killing the animals is not supportive at all.
    as some one said above, show must concentrte on, how to survive with the veg stuff in the nature. anyone tried to mail this thing to disovery channel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by itsmemad View Post
    I've no problem... cuz hez not hunting them for fun or to smuggle their skin... Hez killing them to make a very informative show...
    Would you support anybody killing humans purely for the sake of medical information/research, if it means that you will an hour's worth of TV show with interesting facts about human body, too ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by gothic_coder View Post
    Initially i thought Bear Grylls only uses dead animal, he did not kill any, But after reading previous post it seem he kill also(I've never seen). Well if i put that killing stuff apart, then i like Man Vs Wild.
    Exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newprouser
    Exactly.
    To the point

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    Quote Originally Posted by newprouser View Post
    Would you support anybody killing humans purely for the sake of medical information/research, if it means that you will an hour's worth of TV show with interesting facts about human body, too ??
    If everybody follows your logic... Then all should stop being a non-veg! I know few are... but what about majority of the others? We all contribute to kill a chicken to satisfy our stomach... Don't we need to stop that too? And do we really need to put a stop on the scientific experiments on animals which they do for the survival of mankind? My answer is No

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsmemad View Post
    If everybody follows your logic... Then all should stop being a non-veg! I know few are... but what about majority of the others? We all contribute to kill a chicken to satisfy our stomach... Don't we need to stop that too? And do we really need to put a stop on the scientific experiments on animals which they do for the survival of mankind? My answer is No
    yes, its inevitable that we have to use animals for research of major drugs, its regretable but atleast it has a clear purpose - to save people,and not for entertainment ( IMO most people watch it entertainment , rather than for the fact that it maybe of use to them in future...)

    As for killing of animals for food, I really pity those animals, for we cannot make people veggies over night !

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    IMHO killing animal to eat is no less than killing animal for entertainment... So I really don't wanna be a part of this Stop the show Man vs Wild... As I know I'm no less guilty than the host of the show...

    I'll sign this petition the day I turn a veggie...

    P.S.- Smoothvibes, U have every right to sign the petition and move the cause forward...

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    Man this is a limit

    I have watched couple of episodes of the show, but haven't came across any such thing, i mean killing of animals. This is really very sad.

    BTW, i wanna ask one thing, Bear found a dead camel in the desert or he really killed that one, this thing wasn't clear in the video.

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    I think he found dead one..

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    @manish only this is not the issue here, even though hopefully he found the camel already dead, puttin this apart, he goes about many killings on the show.

    i think its a killing others show in the name of surviving.

    when he killed this,Water monitor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, he first banged its head against a tree two times (its tongue hanging out of its mouth), then pierced his head with a knife... i did not watch this (thanks goodness) but got to know it by a forum as well as one of the petitions.

    whats even shocking is that he prefers to torture the animal first before killing it off and eating it.

    and thanks for signing aashaka...

    to all who are giving out the reason that all should be veg and what not, when we demand not killing anything on the show, to protect this feature in turn, are oblivious to the fact that this thread is against the useless killings which are carried out on the show in a barbaric fashion.

    The poultry and other such industries kill the animals in quite a small time (i'm not talking about china/japan), compared to the killings being carried out on this show, which torture the animals first. Being a vegan or not is a person's sweet will, after all we are omnivores, but there should be some kind of a sense to why kill an animal when it isn't necessary, and why to give it so much pain and suffering, and that too on an international show, just for some ratings.
    What effect would it have on children, who watch discovery channel as a knowledge resource? This show will imply to them that it is ok to kill any animal in pure barbaric ways for some trivial reason.

    we should strive to conserve what can be conserved...

    On one episode I saw him boil a live baby turtle
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    man vs wild just happened to be on last night and i caught the last 20 minutes of it. he was complaining of hunger. did he fail to see that he was surrounded by 100% leafy greens? oh brother!
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    He does this all the time. It is for the shock value I believe. There is another show called SurvivorMan and he does eat things in the wild he catches. BUT... He doesn't do the cruel things Man vs Wild does. And he talks about hating to kill anything. He never bites the head off of anything or slams them into tree stumps.
    Even as a survival show.. Man vs Wild is stupid. The things he shows regular people could not do. It is all for ratings. If you do want to watch a survival show and do not want to see the shock value of Man vs Wild.. I would pick SurvivorMan everytime.
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    Bear Grylls is a jackass.

    If you're lost, miles from nowhere, why would you do anything like that bonehead?

    He runs everywhere, burning calories and risking a twisted ankle or worse. He climbs everything on sight from trees to cliffs risking further injury.

    He gets wet in every episode, crossing stream and rivers needlessly.

    He captures venomous or dangerous animals for food, risking injury or illness.

    Everything done on that show and others is for ratings. (Not many people would tune in if the dude just sat on one place, conserved energy and water, made shelter, and calmly waited for rescue...)

    There's a reason SERE school doesn't emulate anything that clownass does.
    I'd like to draw your attention to the last post in particular.
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    When I was a kid... A snake entered the premises of my house... I still remember how all the servants of my house beat it to death with huge sticks in a barbaric fashion on the orders of my grandpa... I'm sure if that happens at ur home u'll do the same(even if you are signing the petition)... Why? Answer is simple - For survival!

    Bear Gryll's doesn't have any sophisticated instrument like poisonous injections to give the snake a peaceful death... And no one can suffocate a snake to death by pressing its neck... lol.. He just shows how to kill a snake or any other animal even if you are unarmed(or just have a knife)... Why? For survival!

    To all those who haven't seen the show... Plz watch it... Cuz the videos & examples on this thread are only telling you one side of the story... Its really informative...

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    But most of the times no animal is going to harm him, its him who goes after the animal.

    A snake will not want to mess with you if you don't mess with it.
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    U didn't get the point... He kills the snake or any other animal to eat it... To Survive!

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    when he's got maybe a banana tree within reach
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    So you mean to say if hez shooting at a desert with no tree around.. he can kill?

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    and i see you accusing me of only concentrating on the bad parts of the show....

    hmmm, let me see what he does on the show, runs around wasting energy and giving false advice many times, sees anything that moves and kills it and eats it. i don't really see where the show gets good... is it about eating the weird stuff or the unreal situations in which he is 'trapped' or is it about the even more unreal steps he takes?

    Man vs Wild (Bear Gryllis) often shows suicidal behavior, ice climbing, cliff jumping, extended river floats, climbing waterfalls, desert hiking midday, drinking untreated jungle water, the Moab Utah episode showed Bear swimming UNDER a deadfall in a slot canyon, a behavior the locals judge to be flat out stupid.
    this was posted by a supporter of the show on the "wilderness survival forums"
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    yes i support the point of maddy. even now in my house snakes come almost monthly once & most of them are cobra's so there is no other option for me rather than killing it. Being a doc (also know as life savior) i cant save its life. That i have to do.... why? because i have to survive, the same way he also kills because he also should survive... there is another thing which we can learn from this is he kills snake & eats it... so we can know that which snake are poisons and which are not so in our real life if we encounter any such snake we can identify them....

    (If you want to see where is my home located then pm me ill send you the google earth location point)

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarryKnight View Post
    and i see you accusing me of only concentrating on the bad parts of the show....

    hmmm, let me see what he does on the show, runs around wasting energy and giving false advice many times, sees anything that moves and kills it and eats it. i don't really see where the show gets good... is it about eating the weird stuff or the unreal situations in which he is 'trapped' or is it about the even more unreal steps he takes?

    this was posted by a supporter of the show on the "wilderness survival forums"
    I agree on that point that some risks he takes on the show are fit to be done by an athletic guy or a pro... But question is normally who is gonna be trapped in a desert like situation? More often than not a soldier or an adventurous guy... Who will be fitter than me & you... He may also try those stunts to save himself rather than sitting and waiting for the death...

    I already said previously, that this show is a great watch for somebody who wants to be a soldier... And for us mortals, its like watching ripley's believe it or not! or some other adventurous show...

    Quote Originally Posted by kirankumargb View Post
    yes i support the point of maddy....

    ...there is another thing which we can learn from this is he kills snake & eats it... so we can know that which snake are poisons and which are not so in our real life if we encounter any such snake we can identify them....

    (If you want to see where is my home located then pm me ill send you the google earth location point)
    Thanks bro...

    Thats a good point u made...

    No need for google map... we trust you...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kirankumargb View Post
    yes i support the point of maddy. even now in my house snakes come almost monthly once & most of them are cobra's so there is no other option for me rather than killing it. Being a doc (also know as life savior) i cant save its life. That i have to do.... why? because i have to survive, the same way he also kills because he also should survive... there is another thing which we can learn from this is he kills snake & eats it... so we can know that which snake are poisons and which are not so in our real life if we encounter any such snake we can identify them....

    (If you want to see where is my home located then pm me ill send you the google earth location point)
    Do you suppose that a 'poisonous' snake has poison running through the entire length of his body??

    if you wanna eat snakes, then you can eat any snake if its dead... just killing a poisonous snake would be quite a difficult task...

    and also do you believe you can identify a poisonous/non snake in the wild just by watching this show? buddy get a book instead.


    So you mean to say if hez shooting at a desert with no tree around.. he can kill?
    if its absolutely necessary, which i do not think is the case with this bloody show.... real world is a difficult and dangerous place, this is mostly a staged show.

    by the way, where there isn't any vegetation, you probably won't find a camel roaming around to kill. :lol:
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    Quote Originally Posted by StarryKnight View Post
    if its absolutely necessary
    Thats what I wanted to hear from you... Man vs Wild is conceptualized for that scenario only...

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    perhaps you read the sentences succeeding the part that you highlighted
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    Quote Originally Posted by StarryKnight View Post
    by the way, where there isn't any vegetation, you probably won't find a camel roaming around to kill. :lol:
    But u may find a dead camel or some small insects or some snakes(not again)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarryKnight View Post
    Do you suppose that a 'poisonous' snake has poison running through the entire length of his body??
    Not at all...! you didnt understand the point which i thought you would. What i meant is, which snake he is tackling and when tackling he surely will say the advantage & dis-advantages of that snake and by that we know that if the snake is poisonous or not and if it how much is its severity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarryKnight View Post
    perhaps you read the sentences succeeding the part that you highlighted
    And u didn't read 2nd part of my reply...

    Quote Originally Posted by itsmemad View Post
    Man vs Wild is conceptualized for that scenario only...

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarryKnight View Post

    and also do you believe you can identify a poisonous/non snake in the wild just by watching this show? buddy get a book instead.
    If we are getting the knowledge by looking at it then no need of book. He is giving good info with demonstration then why not take any lesson from it...? even you also know that every coin as two faces, you are saying one is bad, we too agree for that but why are you not looking at it from other side...?

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