Ricky Gervais Says He Wants His Body To Be Eaten By Lions After He Dies
Comedian Ricky Gervais said he wants his body to be eaten by lions after he dies.
“I do not care about my body. Feed me to the lions,” he said in an interview with the U.K. tabloid The Mirror. “Like, me just being thrown into the lion’s cage at the zoo and people, all tourists, going, ‘Is that the bloke from The Office?’ Then they see the lions chewing me.”
“I like the idea of two lions eating me and they go for the soft bits first,” he continued. “Just two lions just chewing my testicles. Brilliant!”
The An Idiot Abroad star has been a vocal animal lover, as a supporter of animal rescue groups and a critic of trophy hunters. In an interview with The Sun earlier this month, he asked, “Why are we even having to make the case for banning trophy hunting in the year 2020?” This year marks the fifth anniversary of the death of Cecil the Lion, a big cat who was being studied in a national park in Zimbabwe and was killed by an American dentist.
The British comedian called on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ban trophy hunting, and announced his support for an organization called the Campaign To Ban Trophy Hunting.
— Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting (@CBTHunting) July 1, 2020
“It’s hard to think of anything more sickening or senseless than killing an animal for entertainment, then hacking it up so you can display its body parts and brag about it,” he said in the interview.
According to the Campaign To Ban Trophy Hunting, hunters have killed more than 1.7 million animals for trophies over the past decade. They said 200,000 of those animals killed for sport were species in danger of going extinct.