The Daily Show Blunders with Camel Stunt (Video)

Jon Stewart and The Daily Show learned the hard way that not all publicity stunts using animals are funny. 

 

The T.V. show brought a camel to the Wisconsin Capitol on Monday for a sketch that was supposed to compare the union protests in Madison with those in Cairo, but the poor camel paid a high price for the show’s poor judgment when it repeatedly slipped and fell and got stuck on the icy streets of the city.

 

The Alliance for Animals announced the story, but it was filmed by The Daily Page reporter, Jack Craver – AKA The Sconz. 

 

Craver reported the stunt quickly turned into a disaster as the camel’s handler took the animal off a truck.  Almost immediately the camel slipped and fell on the icy street.  Each time the animal tried to stand up, it fell again on the unfamiliar ground. 

 

The situation soon turned into a battle between the frightened camel and the handler.  When the handler finally got the camel to stand one more time, it fell and caught its leg in a fence that had fallen.

 

Several firefighters, who were part of the protest, heard the commotion and came to the scene to help.

 

The camel laid on the snowy ground for nearly ten minutes as the firefighters determined if it had broken its leg. 

 

Then with the voices of protestors in the background, the group lifted the camel to its feet.  The camel wasn’t injured during the ordeal, but The Daily Show wisely decided not to film the sketch.

 

The Alliance for Animals said, “Tell them that animals are not props to be used for low-based humor.  Let’s keep the cows, the camels, the pigs, the elephants out of the entertainment business.  We can find enough humor from humans.”

 

 

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166 comments

Norma V.
Norma Villarreal4 years ago

A wise decision not to use the camel....Camels don't normally live in snowy, icy areas, do they? Hard lesson to learn for humans and animals.

rene davis
rene davis4 years ago

thank you

rene davis
rene davis4 years ago

thank you

Hillary B.
Hillary B.4 years ago

Looks like I'm going to be the lone defender of the Daily Show here. It was a mistake, but it is clear that no one wanted this sort of thing to have happened. Furthermore, I think that it was the owner's responsibility to have notified the show that this was un-advisable. They are after all comedians, not naturalists.

ilse D.
.4 years ago

Horrific, animal transport is already a dangerous and very stressful situation for the animals even more if it's transported for no use or the fun of the public ... which adds even more stress.

rene davis
rene davis4 years ago

sad

May Howie
may Howie4 years ago

This is not funny,that poor animal was hurt and in distress,put a stop to this

John K.
John K.4 years ago

I'd sure like to donate to that poor creature's rehabilitation. Can I pay with Camel Cash?

Margarita  Armi M.

SIEMPRE LO MISMO LOS ANIMALES PARA DIVERTIR A TONTOS.
A VER SI TENEMOS MAS CEREBRO Y NO EXPONER A CIERTOS LUGARES Y CLIMAS A LOS ANIMALES FUERA DE SU HABITAT.

Richelle R.
Richelle R.4 years ago

Voted yes, and I love the daily show!