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Sun Jan 26, 2014, 09:02 PM

Federal authorities 'looking into' allegations about Turtleman


I was hoping someone in KY had a sense of humor, and this story was about "you-know-who"..but it isn't..

It;s about THIS guy....................

he Turtleman might be in some hot, murky water.

Kentucky icon Ernie Brown Jr., aka "Turtleman" and the star of Animal Planet's television reality show Call of the Wildman, is under scrutiny from federal and state officials after a critical report in Mother Jones magazine.

The article, published Tuesday at Motherjones.com, accuses Brown's show of setting up situations for Brown to "rescue" animals, sometimes to the detriment of the animals involved. According to Mother Jones' report, a baby raccoon in Kentucky and bats in Texas died after being used on the show.

"When you're filming, in TV nothing is necessarily perfect, and filming with animals is even more unpredictable," Patricia Kollappallil, senior vice president of communications for Animal Planet, told the Herald-Leader. "You do everything you can to make sure those conditions are as safe for the people and the animals involved. For Animal Planet, the animals are our main priority."

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2014/01/24/3051140/federal-authorities-looking-into.html#storylink=cpy


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