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To be annoyed by live insects being exploited in the name of entertainment?

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ScabbyColdCrustyCatPuss Sat 27-Oct-12 23:16:24

Johnathan Ross and Bear Grylls. BG just ripped the head off of a live cricket so that JR can eat it. This REALLY fucks me off. Its a living creature FGS. Show some respect!

ExitPursuedByAaaaaarGhoul Sat 27-Oct-12 23:17:34

With you on this one.

WorraLiberty Sat 27-Oct-12 23:19:00

I feel like that when I watch I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here sad

FrothyDragon Sat 27-Oct-12 23:19:16

YANBU. If it was a slug, on the other hand... <shudders>

VivaLeBeaver Sat 27-Oct-12 23:19:39

Yes, always feel sorry for the rats and insects in the jungle programme.

ScabbyColdCrustyCatPuss Sat 27-Oct-12 23:20:04

I cant stand it. IASGMOOH makes my blood boil!

lucyellenmum Sat 27-Oct-12 23:20:50

I totally agree with you scabby, but you can do just whatever you like to an insect or any other invertebrate, there are no welfare laws to protect them. Its quite wrong. I know they are "only" insects by why hurt/kill something if you don't actually have to - its just mindless, oh and DP has just turned JR on so i suppose im going to be subjected to it. FFS

ScabbyColdCrustyCatPuss Sat 27-Oct-12 23:23:45

Im not perfect, Ill swat flies and marmalise the odd spider, Id feed a cricket to a lizard, but this is purely for entertainment. Lets rip the crickets head off and toss ot on the floor, so that JR can chew it up and spit it out and the audience laugh.

lucyellenmum Sat 27-Oct-12 23:23:59

This is one of the many reasons why i don't watch "im a fucking idiot who you have never heard of get me out of here", it must be extremely distressing for the rats, snakes etc. I'd watch an episode though if one sank their teeth in a "celebrity's" noses!

lucyellenmum Sat 27-Oct-12 23:25:17

no fly swatting or spider killing for me though! or ants, or slugs or anything really, why would i?

KellyElly Sat 27-Oct-12 23:26:16


WorraLiberty Sat 27-Oct-12 23:26:25

I'm a hypocrite though cos I love watching I'm a Celeb

MrsCantSayAnything Sat 27-Oct-12 23:31:44

I must have a cold heart. It's a cricket. People eat things every day.

ledkr Sat 27-Oct-12 23:32:10

Totally agree is there anything we can do

MrsCantSayAnything Sat 27-Oct-12 23:32:20

But like Lucy I wont kill for the sake of it. He was eating the cricket though. So that's different.

MrsCantSayAnything Sat 27-Oct-12 23:32:52

Ledkr complain the Cricket?

CurrentBun Sat 27-Oct-12 23:34:56

I nearly started a thread about this too Scabby, it's really out of order. I think we should all complain! Anyone know who to exactly?

OnwardBound Sat 27-Oct-12 23:38:59

I agree. I thought this was one of the crassest things I've seen on tv.

No problem with people eating insects if required when actually in the wild, ie for survival not for entertainment on IACGMOOH.

But to see BG demonstrating his manly aptitude for insect eating by casually ripping the head and legs off that cricket whilst JR played the fool and spat the remains on the floor whilst the audience laughed...

It was thoughtless casual cruelty. Not amusing. And should not be allowed for entertainment's sake imho.

ScabbyColdCrustyCatPuss Sat 27-Oct-12 23:39:40

Mrs, he didnt eat the cricket. He chewed it up and spat it onto the floor!

Toughasoldboots Sat 27-Oct-12 23:41:21

I complained about the horses panicking in the water last year, the reply was pretty much 'couldn't care less' .

ledkr Sat 27-Oct-12 23:42:23

I feel the same about shellfish too and lobsters and crabs being cooked alive

lucyellenmum Sat 27-Oct-12 23:44:20

I have more of a problem with the use of rats and snakes in those boxes on that celeb program than the insects as to be fair insects do have a pretty rudimentary nervous system and im not entirely sure they perceive pain the same way as we do, however i don't agree with killing ANYTHING for the sake of it, its needless and pathetic.

lambinapram Sat 27-Oct-12 23:44:35

I agree. There was also a thread on here a few days ago about killing spiders which I hated.

ledkr Sat 27-Oct-12 23:45:35

I don't even kill spiders and I'm dead scared of them

lucyellenmum Sat 27-Oct-12 23:45:57

oh don't even get me started on lobsters sad they DO have pain perception and are actually relatively intelligent creatures. I cannot stand the way they are kept "alive" just to keep them fresh, I read somewhere that this causes them a great deal of distress too, i refuse to eat it.

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