In what’s likely to win it yet another Genesis Award from the Humane Society of the United States, Fox’s hit series “Bones” last night introduced viewers to the cruelty of the exotic pets industry.
The episode revolved around the owner of an animal expo with a fetish for endangered species, the smuggling of tigers, and naturally, a dead body. Like the producers have done in the past, Emily Deschanel’s real life animal rights convictions are projected through her character Dr. Temperance ‘Bones’ Brennan. In one scene (shown below), we get a nice summation of why she dislikes zoos – and the various attractions that go with them. The episode as a whole also does a good job of informing on the illegal exotic animals trade without beating viewers over the head in the process.
As ScreenRant says in a review, the writers “manage to touch several emotional cords without becoming overly sanctimonious.”
“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.”
See why we here at the razz love “Bones” by viewing this animal rights-heavy clip from last night’s show below.