Slowly but surely we’re getting information regarding specific Bones Season 8 episodes, and TV Line reports a brand new juicy nugget straight from showrunner Stephen Nathan himself — there’s an episode in the works about exotic animal rights awareness. We can hear Emily Deschanel (Temperance Brennan)’s squees of delight from here!

Stephen says, “It’s a story about smuggling endangered species into the states as pets.” He explains, “In fact, what is horrifying is that there are more tigers as pets in Texas than there are in the wild. So we’re doing a story about animal smuggling that takes place in one of those pet expos.”

We’re really excited that Bones is using the show to raise awareness about important issues, especially ones that are close the cast’s heart, but we really can’t wait to see Emily’s face when she gets to work with the animals — she’ll be in heaven!

Source: TV Line

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