As Twitchy reported, President Obama is planning to “hone his survival skills” on a reality show that PETA has condemned as both “sexist” and “speciesist.” We’re not sure if the president is a regular viewer of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls,” but those who are know that drinking his own urine is standard survival procedure for Grylls.

A clever Brooklyn resident decided to start a petition today on the White House’s “We the People” site demanding that President Obama follow suit.

The full text of the petition reads:

President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Bear Grylls during his visit to Alaska, who will give the president a “crash course in survival techniques.” If there’s one thing we all know about Bear Grylls’ techniques, it’s that they mostly involve drinking his own urine. And so: We ask that Obama do the right thing and drink his own urine during a taping of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls.” For science. The people demand it.

The petition, which was just posted, is about 99,938 signatures short of being ignored anyway, but it’s fun to imagine. Come to think of it, someone should start a petition demanding that Grylls stop drinking his own urine.

Grylls is anticipating his meeting with Obama won’t come to down to such desperate measures, and we’re pretty certain it won’t.


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