Thanks to James Sweat for sending in the following:
Just thought I’d give a little backstory on Bubba The Love Sponge, since a lot of people may not know about him.
Bubba’s radio show originally aired in North Florida. In Jacksonville we heard it on Planet Radio 93.3 (now 107.3).
Anyway, he’s a typical shock jock, but the following is his most notorious incident.
While broadcasting from a live event (in Jax I believe), Bubba and his cronies castrated and slaughtered 2 live hogs in quite a brutal and inhumane fashion.
(Details from http://www.inhumane.org/data/
‘Clem claimed the slaughter was to educate listeners about the origins of their food. The Prosecution claimed the men inflicted unnecessary pain while killing the pig during WTXB’s "Roadkill Barbecue" show and that it was done purely for entertainment.
Under the Florida State Humane Slaughter Act an animal is supposed to be rendered unconscious before it is killed.
Florida Statutes 2001 Title XLVI 828.12 states
Clem testified in court …on the witness stand, that the animal was castrated so that Lauterburg could eat the testicles raw. Clem further testified that he didn’t kill the boar, he only broadcast the killing and that he had no feelings either way when asked if he enjoyed the killing. His goal, he said, is to keep his audience "riveted", no matter what.’)
Just thought I’d let this out, I just realized a lot of people outside of Florida probably didn’t know that, and there is not even any mention of it on Wikipedia of all places, which I find convenient…
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