Danish DJ Kills Baby Rabbit On Air, Ricky Gervais Responds

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Ricky Gervais has embroiled himself into a debate sparked by a Danish radio station that killed a baby rabbit live on air by joking about “battering a Danish DJ to death”.

Ricky Gervais, as we all know, is an outspoken animal welfare campaigner, so it’s no surprise that he was one of thousands of people who condemned presenter Asger Juhl for killing “Allan” the rabbit.

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The radio presenter was filmed stroking the animal before killing it with a bicycle pump, skinning it, then cooking it for dinner in a stunt designed to expose “hypocrisy” over cruelty in Denmark’s meat industry. Radio24syv argued that the rabbit’s allegedly humane death would raise awareness of the suffering of animals bred for food.

And in his usual abrasive style, Ricky Gervais tweeted:

Then after sharing a link to an article on the issue, he added:

Mr Juhl responded to Gervais’s tweet and other outraged users, adamant he had done nothing wrong:

Thousands have called for a boycott of Radio24syv and almost 10,000 people have signed a petition to get Mr Juhl sacked.

Radio24syv stressed that the nine-week old rabbit had been killed painlessly following a Zookeeper’s advice and claimed it had successfully “provoked” the public to raise awareness.

The radio station explained:

We wanted to expose the vast hypocrisy surrounding our relationship with animals,” a statement said. “So far we have succeeded.

Gervais was awarded the RSPCA’s Arthur Broome Bronze Award for speaking out against animal cruelty earlier this month and has also been given accolades by Peta. Yet, Mr Juhl will argue that if you eat meat, you are a hypocrite to condemn him.


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