Eaten Alive Fail: Paul Rosolie Chickened Out of Anaconda Stunt
Paul Rosolie angered viewers in the recent episode of “Eaten Alive.” The highly publicized stunt was deemed as supposedly one of the most amazing, and dangerous, animal stunt on TV. Rosalie was supposed to be “eaten alive” by an enormous anaconda snake without being killed. The naturalist, however, called off the stunt after only his head had been consumed by the reptile to the disappointment of the audience.
“I'm calling it, I need help!” Rosolie said in a panic. His team then got him out before he was eaten completely.
“I started to feel the blood drain out of my hand and I felt the bone flex,” he explained, as reported by Us Weekly. "And when I got to the point where I felt like it was going to snap I had to tap out.
Discovery, ABC’s parent corporation, released a statement in defense of Rosolie, explaining that the environmentalist would have been “seriously injured” if the stunt would go on.
Paul created this challenge to get maximum attention for one of the most beautiful and threatened parts of the world, the Amazon Rainforest and its wildlife. He went to great lengths to send this message and it was his absolute intention to be eaten alive. Ultimately, after the snake constricted Paul for over an hour and went for his head, the experiment had to be called when it became clear that Paul would be very seriously injured if he continued on. The safety of Paul, as well as the anaconda, was always our number one priority.
Rosolie wore a special carbon fiber suit specifically made to protect his ribs from crushing while the anaconda tried to suffocate him. He was also given a special helmet with built in oxygen and two cameras to film the stunt. Rosolie, however, backed out when he had trouble breathing.
Today, PETA had called out “Eaten Alive’s” “shameful stunt” saying that the anaconda was subjected to “undeniable stress” for a “publicity stunt.”
The animals were removed from their water habitat and transported to a filming location, and the chosen snake was deceived into using her precious energy reserves to constrict a human being pretending to be a pig, all for a publicity stunt. Paul Rosolie and his crew put this snake through undeniable stress and robbed her of essential bodily resources. She was forced to constrict and then not allowed to eat.
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