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UK Celebs Charged For Eating Rat 23

Jbabe writes "Two men have been charged after cooking a rat and serving it with rice as a meal for fellow contestants on a reality TV show. D'Acampo, 33, and Manning, 30, were confronted by RSPCA and were both charged with animal cruelty offenses and ordered to appear in court on February 3. If found guilty, the pair face up to three years in jail. Broadcasters of the program in Britain could also face charges. RSPCA NSW chief inspector David O'Shannessy said it was unacceptable for the rat to have been killed for a TV show. The concern is this was done purely for the cameras. The show's producers were ordered by the RSPCA to hand over footage showing how the rat, which was believed to be tame, was killed."


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UK Celebs Charged For Eating Rat

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  • by jameskojiro ( 705701 ) on Tuesday December 08, 2009 @04:12PM (#30369676) Journal

    Humans are Animals, we eat other animals as well as vegetable matter. We are omnivores.

    Get over yourselves you pretentious jackasses who think you are holier than though who wear leather shoes and then have the gall to tell us not to eat Hamburgers.

    Oh and we kill Rats all of the time with Traps and sticky glue traps, ever see a rat on a sticky glue trap? It is horrible compared to how they killed this thing. The rat gets stuck to this pad of glue and cannot move, the more the move the more they get stuck. They eventually starve to death and in some cases get eaten by other rats as they squeal with pain.

    Plus what about the whole idea that eating rats is probably more carbon neutral than eating the equivalent amount of beef????

    Rodents are nothing more than mammals that fill a similar niche that most insects occupy anyways, bottom of the food chain. Nature will make more of them and they are hardy little critters. They survived the K-T extinction event didn't they?

    • by sznupi ( 719324 )

      I think it has more to do with it being killed just for show, apparently.

    • The real news here is that the RSPCA has the power to bring criminal proceedings against you. That they don't like it is their business, that you can still do it should be everyone's business.

  • "It was the best recipe I ever did," he said afterwards.
    "believed to be tame"
    "Millions of Britons tune in each year to watch the show, which features celebrity contestants having to undergo "bush tucker trials" involving snakes, spiders and other insects found in the "jungle".

    (So was the rat tame or wild? Does it make a difference? If the show is about being in the jungle I highly doubt it being tame.)

    There's absolutely nothing wrong with killing a 'wild' animal for food. In fact I thought that was the whol

  • What gets me is where is the RSPCA when there are million upon million of instances of animal cruelty going on right now every minute of the day. I'm talking about the practice of large-scale industrial style "farming". Have you seen the movie Food inc? The condition of the chickens in so-called chicken houses is so horrendous they wouldn't even show it to you on camera. One brave soul agreed (and lost her contract with Perdue). The chickens are packed with no room to move and live and die in their ow

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