Michael tells Howard Stern that the pig wasn’t drugged; says killing was humane.

Michael tells Howard Stern that the pig wasn’t drugged; says killing was humane.
Michael told Howard Stern on Monday (scroll down to 3/5/01, 8:50 a.m.) that the pig he stabbed and killed was not drugged, and said that the hunt actually took about two hours. Elsewhere, Michael said that the killing broadcast on Survivor 2 that angered animal rights activists and others, including cast member Kimmi, was done humanly: “I absolutely killed that pig in as humanely a manner as I possibly could.” Michael also told the AP that he does not “harbor any grudges for anybody for what their beliefs are. But I have my belief system and I hope they respect mine.”

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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