FOX’s popular forensic anthropologist/FBI thriller “Bones” starring Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz is planning an episode about the issues behind keeping exotic animals as pets in Season 8, Vegetarian Star reports.
Stephen Nathan, executive producer of the hit series, revealed to TVLine his plans to craft an episode around the topic. “It’s a story about smuggling endangered species into the states as pets. In fact, what is horrifying is that there are more tigers as pets in Texas than there are in the wild. So we’re doing a story about animal smuggling that takes place in one of those pet expos.”
Deschanel, who plays “Bones” aka Brennan on the show, will surely take kindly to this episode as she is a huge animal advocate and vegan. She has stuck to her guns when it comes to not eating meat and protecting animals. In April, she was even honored for her farm animal advocacy by Mercy for Animals.
“Bones” previously did an episode about chicken farming, which really affected the fans and made Deschanel happy, “When someone tells me they stopped eating chicken because of the ‘Bones’ factory farming episode we did last year, I consider that a small victory.”
No word on when the episode will air, but be sure to tune in and watch the Season 8 premiere on September 17 at 8 p.m. EST.
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