View Full Version : CSI Storyline re: Canned Hunting Airs Tonight

02-10-2005, 07:24 PM
Tonight, America's #1 rated TV drama, CSI, will feature a storyline about one of the ugliest forms of animal cruelty, canned hunting. Canned hunting is the killing of a fenced-in animal who has no chance of escape, for the sole purpose of obtaining a trophy. That's right: animals -- often tame, exotic mammals -- are put into an enclosure for rich individuals to "hunt." It is as horrible as you can imagine.
Learn more about this outrageous sport here:


In the CSI episode, which airs Thursday, February 10, on CBS (check your local listings for exact times), characters investigate the killing of a Kodiak bear found in the Nevada woods. Evidence leads them to discover that the bear was killed during an illegal canned hunt.

This is critical public exposure for an animal protection issue that deserves serious attention -- and you can help to make an even bigger impact.

1. Take action to stop canned hunts now. U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) recently introduced the Sportsmanship in Hunting Act, which aims to halt the interstate traffic of exotic animals for the purpose of killing or injuring them for entertainment or trophy collecting. Contact your U.S. senators today and ask them to co-sponsor this legislation http://hsus.ga4.org/campaign/stopcannedhunts

2. Tune into CSI on Thursday, February 10. Take this unprecedented opportunity to educate someone you know about canned hunts: Invite them over to watch the program, and use our free viewer's guide about canned hunting to let them know the tragic truth behind this television drama. Then urge them to join you in taking action to stop canned hunts. Click here for your viewer's guide (PDF):

3. Spread the word. The more people who know about this issue, tune into CSI, and take action, the closer we will come to STOPPING canned hunting. Click here to tell five friends to tune in, take action, and learn more.

Thank you for all you do on behalf of animals every day, and be sure to tune into CSI on Thursday, February 10!