Michael Skupin, the “Survivor II” cast member who drew ire from the vegetarian movement for killing and cooking a wild pig in the Australian outback, was attacked by a pepper-spray-wielding animal-rights activist yesterday as he participated in a Missouri workplace-safety promotion. Police arrested one man, whose weapon also was discharged in the faces of several other people, including two children.

In an unrelated story, A Federal judge in Utah has ruled that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) does not have the right to “interfere with the peaceful conduct of school activities.” This ruling may spell the end of PETA’s long-running campaign to target children with their anti-meat and anti-dairy messages. In recent months, PETA activists have picketed on the sidewalks outside junior high schools in nine states, intercepting children as they leave school at the end of the day.