Animal campaigners say scorpion eater 'should take psychological tests'

Your Local Guardian: Scorpion eater 'should take psychological tests' animal campaigners say Scorpion eater 'should take psychological tests' animal campaigners say

A man who ate a live scorpion should undergo psychological tests, according to animal campaigners.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said Louis Cole, 28, had put the creature through agonising pain by chomping it down pincers and all.

The Surrey youth worker has eaten dead mice mixed up in a blender, live cockroaches, and crickets as part of an x-rated Youtube channel Food for Louis.

Asked about animal cruelty Louis, who lives in Roehampton, said: "What is the difference between eating the cockroaches, which no-one had a problem with, and the scorpion?"

But a spokesman for PETA said: "Cole should be required to undergo a thorough psychological evaluation followed by mandatory counselling.

"Apart from the agonising pain he will have caused to that scorpion as he was masticated alive between Cole's molars, we have seen that violence towards animals often leads to violence towards humans.

"A history of cruelty to animals shows up on the records of violent criminals Raoul Moat and Steven Barker; child-killers Mary Bell, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables and serial murderers Ian Huntley, Fred West and Ian Brady - and the list goes on and on.

"Anyone who is capable of disregard for another living being shows a very worrying psychology that should concern us all."

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2:15pm Sat 22 Oct 11

Enzemo says...

Louis is one of the kindest men alive, he's not a threat to anyone.

Comparing him to serial killers is totally ridiculous, I've never even heard him swear.
Louis is one of the kindest men alive, he's not a threat to anyone. Comparing him to serial killers is totally ridiculous, I've never even heard him swear. Enzemo

10:34pm Tue 1 Nov 11

harrydelawanty says...

These animal rights activists need to grow some balls. If Louis could add an educational angle to explain exactly what people can and can't eat in the wild then it's educational and can see it on TV all over the world - Man vs Wild with balls. It's obvious why the teenagers love it. I've worked with Louis in community projects in the past and he is one of the nicest most effective community workers I've ever met. I'd love to see his life exposed... and I'd love to see the animal rights activists who appose him exposed and see who the public prefer overall. Louis has a heart of gold and is full of love and if these internet clips help launch him to a wider audience so he can have some fun and continue all the good work he's doing then he deserves everything he gets.
These animal rights activists need to grow some balls. If Louis could add an educational angle to explain exactly what people can and can't eat in the wild then it's educational and can see it on TV all over the world - Man vs Wild with balls. It's obvious why the teenagers love it. I've worked with Louis in community projects in the past and he is one of the nicest most effective community workers I've ever met. I'd love to see his life exposed... and I'd love to see the animal rights activists who appose him exposed and see who the public prefer overall. Louis has a heart of gold and is full of love and if these internet clips help launch him to a wider audience so he can have some fun and continue all the good work he's doing then he deserves everything he gets. harrydelawanty

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