“I’m a Celeb-ratty...Get Me Out of Here”
Yet again, as another series of “I’m a celebrity..” ends, the animals used in the making of the programme outshine the B-list celebrities on TV. While the contestants can now go back to their nice, warm homes, those surviving animals who stay behind have nothing to look forward to except another series where they will be used and abused for UK TV audiences
(PRWEB) December 18, 2005
Yet again, as another series of “I’m a celebrity...” ends, the animals used in the making of the programme outshine the B-list celebrities on TV. While the contestants can now go back to their nice, warm homes, those surviving animals who stay behind have nothing to look forward to except another series where they will be used and abused for UK TV audiences.
Cavyrescue – the UK’s first dedicated rodent rescue and welfare charity– are just one of a number of animal organisations and individuals nationwide campaigning for this mindless cruelty to stop.
Jason Hulott from the charity says: “Despite all the protests of previous years’, the latest show was the worst yet for the animals. Unfortunately rats were the number one phobia for most of the contestants and domestic rats were used in at least eight trials, all of them cruel and placing the animals in constant fear, and danger of being injured and trampled on and worse.
“Domestic rats are more akin to living in comfortable cages in people’s homes and - cruelty aside - this sort of environment is not only alien to them but potentially life threatening as it brings on medical conditions such as respiratory disease.
“Worst of all, there were some tails presented for the contestants to eat, along with parts of kangaroo and crocodile. This show goes out all over the world and is presenting a disgusting example of how to treat animals for entertainment.”
The charity is urging people to put a stop to this mindless cruelty by campaigning until the TV production company stop using rats and treat all the other animals appropriately in their show.
For more information of how to help, visit www. cavyrescue. co. uk/celebrity. htm (http://www. cavyrescue. co. uk/celebrity. htm )
Contact: Jason Hulott, CavyRescue on 01634 668277 or mobile 07932 750271, or visit www. cavyrescue. co. uk
CavyRescue (registered charity number 1111583) is the UK’s first and only dedicated rat rescue and welfare charity. Set up in 1999 by husband and wife team Jason and Stella Hulott, the aim of the charity is to educate individuals and organisations on small animal healthcare and welfare and they regularly run successful campaigns to this effect.
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