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#1 FluffyOscar

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:49 PM

Obviously I am on EB at the moment, but with my biological multi-tasking skills saw an ad for Rat Bastards on 7mate (DH is half-watching Family Guy).

A show where grown men run through the swamps of the Deep South and blow up, yes blow up! swamp rats. Blow up their nests, where their cute babies might be sleeping, using explosives. And they were laughing about it! It made me quite upset.

WTF sort of TV show is that? Why do we show this crap? Who do I complain to?

#2 Kay1

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:53 PM

Who watches this crap??

#3 BadCat

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:55 PM

Ugh.  The rubbish coming out of the US at the moment is disturbing.  Swamp people, Pawn Stars, American Diggers, Lizard Lick Towing, ,etc.  The ads are more than enough to put me off watching any of it but Rat Bastards sounds like a new low.  

I guess you could complain to the station which is airing it.  I'll hazard a guess that it's 7Mate. (oh, you said that, duh) If enough people complain they'll stop showing it and if enough stations stop buying it they'll stop shooting it.  I doubt it'll stop the manky swamp folk from blowing up the rats though.

Edited by BadCat, 15 January 2013 - 08:56 PM.


#4 Propaganda

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:57 PM

There's a whole host of similar redneck shows on at the moment. Turtleman, Swamp People, there could be more. I've only seen them when they've been on at the in-laws house while we're visiting, but I think at least Swamp People involves the regular killing of animals.

Someone must enjoy it or I don't know why so many of these programs exist.

#5 **Xena**

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:59 PM

Wow that sounds like a new low!!!

I actually don't mind Pawn Stars, the artifacts are interesting and they usually only get the high quality stuff though I have heard it's gone downhill a bit. I watched the first few episodes once at Mum's and it was good original.gif

#6 librablonde

Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:03 PM

I just wrote that I'd boycott 7Mate until they stopped airing Rat Bastards on their Facebook page. Maybe if 7Mate get enough negative feedback they'll cancel it from their line-up. Doesn't save those poor, defenceless swamp rats, though sad.gif
http://www.facebook.com/pages/7-Mate/159984980697506

#7 MoonPie

Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:06 PM

Right up there with the revolting Bear Grylls.

#8 *Lib*

Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:11 PM

I dont like the sound of that...but I love all the other red neck shows.......Lizard Lick towing is my fave!!!

#9 julz78

Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:23 PM

I wonder if the stars of this show are so inbred they need to put subtitles translating redneck to english like a lot of these other sorts of shows.

#10 **Xena**

Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:27 PM

I wrote on their wall too. I get that these animals are considered pests but the killing of animals should never be used for entertainment purposes!!

#11 JaneDoe2010

Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:02 AM

QUOTE (Kay1 @ 15/01/2013, 09:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Who watches this crap??


We do. We love the redneck shows, especially Turtle Man. YE YE YE YE!!!

#12 townsvillemum

Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:56 AM

lizard lick towing & duck dynasty were the shows we loved!

will have to have a look at rat bastards now!

#13 caitiri

Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:01 AM

QUOTE (Rebothy @ 15/01/2013, 10:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Right up there with the revolting Bear Grylls.


What's wrong with Bear?

#14 Z-girls rock

Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:04 AM

thanks for posting.

it has been really bothering me for ages that any type of show that is about killing animals seems to be entertainment these days.

I cant stand it.

I have never watched by from the ads there seems to be nothing humane about it either. it is really all about cornering, trapping and killing - dumb animals who must be frightened before they die. In fact it seems that if they are 'tricked' (like it is hard to be smarter then a turtle?) or cornered then that 'adds' to the 'entertainment'.

makes me sick.

#15 BadCat

Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:07 AM

Turtleman kills turtles?   unsure.gif

#16 Alpha_Chook

Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:09 AM

Doesn't turtle man wrestle alligators?

#17 BadCat

Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:13 AM

I don't watch any of them but I thought Turtleman was some sort of turtle rescue guy like Steve Irwin with the crocs.  If he's out there just messing with turtles for sh*ts and giggles I hope he gets caught in one of the rat guys explosions.

#18 Sweet like a lemon

Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:14 AM

And people wonder why I don't watch TV. When you read the sick crap people get up to for a few laughs it's hardly surprising these shows actually do have an audience.

#19 erindiv

Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:26 AM

Oh God. My DBF does the YA YE YE YE LIVE ACTION call all the time. It really, really makes me want to punch him in the face.


He likes all the shows like that. He'd probably laugh himself silly at Rat Bastards sick.gif

#20 Chocolate Addict

Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:49 AM

It is no different to the swamp people/ duck dynasty and all those other redneck shows on cable.

I wouldn't mind seeing cane toads blown up!! lol If it is vermin or plague proportions then they need to be culled. Maybe not blown up but culled somehow. lol

#21 ALittleBitter

Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:56 AM

I'm amazed that anyone can watch animals being blown up and find it funny!

Regardless of whether or not they are a pest, there is no need to film them being killed and broadcast it across the world for entertainment  sick.gif

Edited by ALittleBitter, 16 January 2013 - 10:57 AM.


#22 JaneDoe2010

Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:04 AM

Turtleman goes in and gets turtles from places they shouldn't be and takes them to safe places.

#23 BadCat

Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:06 AM

QUOTE (JaneDoe2010 @ 16/01/2013, 12:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Turtleman goes in and gets turtles from places they shouldn't be and takes them to safe places.


Oh. Good.

#24 Maple Leaf

Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:17 AM

Next they will be airing a show of people whacking cane toads with golf clubs. It's amazing what the lowest common denominator will watch.

Edited by Maple Leaf, 16 January 2013 - 11:17 AM.


#25 Z-girls rock

Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:21 AM

QUOTE (JaneDoe2010 @ 16/01/2013, 12:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Turtleman goes in and gets turtles from places they shouldn't be and takes them to safe places.



oh good - from the ads it looks like he was catching them for... other reasons.
it creeped me out too much to watch.

(but I dont think I would enjoy 'redneck' type shows anyway) LOL




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