Bear Grylls regrets killing “too many animals” for his shows
- bang showbiz
- 20 December 2021
Bear Grylls says “at first we killed way too many snakes and stuff like that in the name of survival” and took inspiration from the rise of veganism to stop killing animals.
Bear Grylls regrets killing animals for his TV shows.
The reality TV survival expert, 47, who rose to fame after “Man vs. Wild” admitted he killed “too many animals” in his early days.
Speaking to BBC 4, Grylls expressed his regret by proclaiming that he should no longer kill animals and only eat dead animals instead.
Bear said, “I think in terms of survival and food, certainly in the beginning we were killing way too many snakes and stuff like that in the name of survival. I got so far away from it today. It’s always about finding carcasses, insects and larvae. If you look at the great survivors historically, they’ve always been the foragers
“You’re chasing the big game and taking too much risk and burning too much energy.”
Bear took inspiration from the rise of veganism and his experience with vegan stars on his shows that changed the way he thought about eating meat.
He added, “I’ve taken lots and lots of vegan and vegetarian stars out into the wild. It has been a wonderful adventure and I still respect it very much. “
The former 21 SAS reservist, who was part of the British special forces in the late 1990s, served as a soldier, survival instructor and patrol medic.
Throughout his television career, which includes shows like “You vs Wild” and “The Island,” the adventurer is known to rub shoulders with all manner of frogs, insects and reptiles.
The climate skeptic, who recently changed his mind on the matter, previously told “Good Morning Britain” about his experience feeding Prince George a bug.
Speaking to Susana Reid who compared it to the time Bear snacked Barack Obama in a half-eaten living room on her “Running With Bear Grylls” show, he said:
“Well I didn’t really mean it, I mean we were doing something for the Prince William’s Kings Cup event, we were there and the royals were there.
“And it was actually the mother of the Duchess of Cambridge who said, ‘Would you like to come say hello to Prince George, she’s a huge fan of your Netflix interactive adventure show.
“And so we were chatting, and he was here, and just as we were chatting, a flood of ants passed by his feet, and he and I looked at them, he looked at me with those big astonished eyes, and I said, ‘Go on. , we have to eat one. “
“And he said, ‘Really? And we ate, and it was a privilege to give the future king his first ant, and his eyes caught him. What a little hero.