Birmingham news I'm A Celeb hit with record number of complaints over Bushtucker Trials PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The RSPCA has received over 17,000 complaints regarding the show's use of live animals.

Birmingham news I'm A Celeb hit with record number of complaints over Bushtucker Trials PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The RSPCA has received over 17,000 complaints regarding the show's use of live animals.

Birmingham news I'm A Celeb hit with record number of complaints over Bushtucker Trials PremierLeague-News.Com
24 November 2022 - 07:00

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! ITV I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here has been swamped with a record number of Ofcom complaints over one of its Bushtucker Trials. The RSPCA has received over 17,000 complaints regarding the show's use of live animals. RSPCA chief executive Chris Sherwood said: "Sadly, we are once again seeing many live animals on our TV screens put in situations that could compromise their welfare for a quick laugh. We are also concerned at the way the programme portrays animals; it risks trivialising their lives for the sake of light ‘entertainment’. "With people discussing how scared they are, and animals portrayed in such a negative light, this programme is a long way from the RSPCA’s vision of a world where all animals are respected and treated with kindness and compassion. And now that animal sentience - the ability of animals to have positive and negative experiences like pain, distress or pleasure - is recognised in UK law, portraying live animals to UK viewers in this way in I'm a Celebrity is out of sync with this progressive step back home. READ MOREI'm A Celebrity final three 'guaranteed' with four days left "We've previously urged the production company behind I'm a Celebrity to think again - and entertain the animal-loving UK public without resorting to anti-animal Bushtucker Trials; and now thousands of supporters have written to ITV Viewer Services to back us too. Chris added: "It’s encouraging that a record 17,000 of our supporters have already written to ITV this year to air their views. "We believe it is very possible to produce this programme without compromising the welfare of animals, so urge all those connected with 'I'm a Celebrity' to re-think and update this show in line with public opinion.

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. "As a production, we comply with all regional and national laws concerning the use of insects, animals and reptiles. Welfare and safety is always the primary priority on any of our programmes, and at any Bushtucker trial that features animals, we have qualified and experienced animal handlers on site at all times. "We inform the RSPCA NSW of all of our activities on the show and they have an open invitation to attend the site at any time. We cannot stress enough that we have rigorous protocols in place to ensure that animals are handled safely at all times, before, during and after any filming has taken place, in compliance with all regional and national laws." ITV I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here returns to air on Thursday November 24 night at its usual timeslot of 9pm on ITV 1 and also on the ITV Hub, lasting until 10.30pm. READ NEXT I'm A Celebrity's Ant and Dec defend campmate over viewers' accusations Strictly's Rose-Ayling Ellis supported by fans after 'hardest year of her life' Boy George's team issue statement after his rant at I'm A Celeb crew Strictly fans ask same question as Katya and Neil Jones dance together I'm A Celeb fans turn on 'fake' campmate - after wanting them to win Stay up to date with all the latest news from across Birmingham and yo ur area with our daily newsletter. Simply click here to subscribe and stay up to date with all the latest from across the city and wider West Midlands.

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