The pattern in today’s society with the prevalence of social media tends to be that the crazier a stunt is, the more attention it gets. After all, nobody wants to watch something that they can and would willingly do. The amazement factor comes from seeing people do things that they wouldn’t even imagine doing. Outdoing what previous individuals have done also seems to be recommended.
So in a cry for attention, we have seen people do many stupid and crazy things for the sake of attention over the past few years. One category that has been done well before the age of internet are dangerous stunts involving animals. The dumber the stunt seems, the less we are surprised when something goes awry.