Well, I almost chocked on my coffee when I heard that Chef Gino D’Acampo and ex-Hollyoaker Stuart Manning had gotten into trouble for killing and cooking a rat on IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m A Celebrity – I mean letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s be honest, they were starving!
First of all, shouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t ITV be to blame, considering they let a tame rat just wander into the camp, knowing full-well that the hungry campers would probably see it as a the closest thing to a nice slab of meat they were going to be getting any time soon?
And secondly, why are they Aussies making such a big fuss about them killing and cooking a rat when they allow people to eat live bugs, fried flies and kangaroo testicles on TV? I mean surely thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s little bit hypocritical if theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re banging on about animal rights and whatnot – does that have more right to live that all those flies and bugs or something? I think not.
LetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s face it, Gino killed a rat because the camp were hungry, he didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t do it for show, as a chef he seeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s meat and meat, plain and simple, and to say they were flouting Aussie RSPCA rules by eating the rodent is a bit rich, considering the RSPCA doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t seem to have made a fuss about breeding bugs en masse for the Bushtucker Trials.
Is anyone else as furious over all this as me?