by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Entertainment, Film/TV.

We’re sure much to the delight of PETA, “Animal Practice”, a new show from NBC, has officially been cancelled.

The drama didn’t delve too much into animal medicine, but it did take place at a veterinary office and explore the lives of the people who worked there.

PETA said about the show when it debuted, “There is nothing glamorous about showbiz for primates, big cats, bears, and other animals who are used in television, film, or advertising; exploited as sports mascots; or used as props in novelty displays. Torn away from their mothers as infants, these animals are subjected to abusive training methods and forced to spend most of their lives in small, filthy cages, deprived of everything that is natural and important to them.”

The show will stick around for a few more weeks, but then, hits the chopping block for good. Glad to see that viewers weren’t taken in by monkeys in lab coats used for cheap comedic thrills.

See the full list of reasons why PETA thinks shows like “Animal Practice” should get the axe.


About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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  • JillE

    In no way do I want animals to be harmed. The monkey was hilarious, though.

    • Amber

      How is it humorous to know the funny monkey was ripped from it’s mother and tortured into submission to make you laugh? Apparently you DO not mind that animals ARE harmed. Your last sentence is what you really mean and it just encourages them to keep using animals to make humans laugh.

  • Gail F

    I don’t mind the show being cancelled; since I didn’t find it very amusing; and would have preferred more focus on the animals and less on the silly characters; but then I guess it wouldn’t have been a comedy.