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PICTURE NEWS AT HOME – 2.12.19

2nd December 2019

The popular TV show, ‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here’ will no longer feature challenges including eating live bugs in the Bushtucker Trials for the first time in the show’s history, following campaigns against animal cruelty.

Explaining their decision, the producers have said, “No live critters will be eaten in the Bushtucker Trials this year.” Although live critters and animals will not be part of the eating tasks, viewers can still expect to see the contestants being covered in them as part of other trials. It comes as wildlife presenter, Chris Packham, has been campaigning for the series to end the use of animals. He’s explained that he sends a letter of complaint to the programme every year.

Things to talk about at home…

  • Did you know that there are laws to protect animals? Do you think that there should be? Why?
  • Do you think it’s fair that animals are used on TV programmes like I’m A Celebrity Bushtucker Trials for our entertainment? If not, what kinds of things do you think they should do instead?
  • Can you think of other types of entertainment that use animals, such as pets in films or animal or bird shows at theme parks?