Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is my favourite TV talk show. I always jump on Youtube to watch recent episodes and have a good laugh. However, recently I came across an episode (video below) featuring a segment that made me terribly uneasy –Jeff Musial the ‘animal expert’.
Jeff Musial is a regular guest on Jimmy’s show and brings live animals into the studio to ‘scare’ Jimmy. Sadly, Mr Musial is more interested in a cheap laugh from the audience than taking care of the animals he treats as props. He handles the distressed animals roughly while the audience laughs and cheers.
Animals that have been forced to participate in this sickening segment include fennec foxes, bear cubs, water buffalo and cougars. But by far the worst thing Mr Musial has done was to bring an Asian elephant named Roxy into the studio. A television studio is no place for a full-grown elephant!
Animals were not put on Earth to be humiliated and frightened in the name of entertainment. If we stop watching TV shows when an animal is being exploited – then maybe the Jimmy Fallons of this world will put an end to the cruelty.
Animals in entertainment? EW!
- Read more on Roxy’s appearance on Jimmy Fallon here
- Here is a letter from PETA to Jimmy, asking him to stop having Jeff Musial appear on his show.
- Find out more on animals in entertainment here