A popular Animal Planet series called "Call of the Wildman" is under investigation for alleged animal injuries and harassment caused during the production of the show. The investigation was spurred by a PETA letter-writing campaign to Houston's Administration and Regulatory Affairs Department and the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. The letters demanded that the agencies investigate potential violations of the Houston City Code and Texas wildlife law.
"We have opened an investigation as to whether or not the activities described in the letter transmitted by you violated provisions of Chapter 6 of Houston's Code of Ordinances, as well as various statutes prescribed in Texas State law," said Christopher Newport, Chief of Staff of the Administration & Regulatory Affairs Department of the city of Houston, in an email to PETA. "It appears from what we know now that violations of Section 6-5 and/or 6-52 of the Houston Code of Ordinances may have been committed, as well as potential violations of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code and Texas Health and Safety Code."