Stars Charged With Animal Cruelty

. Sunday, December 6


I don’t get it. "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here,” a reality show filming in the Australian Outback, requires animal welfare officers on the set during filming if any animals are used. Officers were absent during one episode of the British TV show in which two of the actors cooked and ate a rat.

Chef Gino D’Acampo and Stuart Manning were charged with animal cruelty as a result and are facing up to three years in prison.

“The killing of a rat for a performance is not acceptable. The concern is this was done purely for the cameras," David O'Shannessy from the New South Wales RSPCA.

It kind of makes moot the term “reality show,” doesn’t it? By the way, the photo is of Lou Diamond Phillips, the season’s winner.

I really don’t get it. That’s understandable since I don’t watch TV at all. With programming like this, I’m not missing a thing.


Deanna said...

I don't eat any animals, but honestly I feel way worse for cows that get killed for consumption by a sledge hammer. How does one KILL any animal, even a rat.

The Commentator said...

I'll kill a rat if it threatens me.

Never watched a reality TV show. I can't comment.

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