Disturbing news story from Bakersfield - during an audition for CBS' Survivor, a man bit into a live snake, peeled the skin and ate the animal alive. News source
According to a brief news report, charges may not be filed because of "convoluted" laws surrounding reptiles, particularly venomous ones.
This is not acceptable - the brutal, prolonged killing of any animal, especially in this case's context (as a television show audition) should not be left unpunished. Evidence in the psychological and human behavioral fields establish a clear connection between aberrant behavior towards animals, like animal cruelty, and dangerous & deadly behavior towards humans.
Please contact the District Attorney's Office and ask them to file charges against Brent Scheibel.
Chief Deputy District Attorney J. Michael Saleen
Mail: 1215 Truxton Ave; 4th Floor; Bakersfield, CA 93301
Copy correspondence to: Elsa Martinez, Administrative Services Officer
Police Department: BPDgen@bakersfieldpd.us