Why PETA Disrupted ITV’s Annual Meeting

Posted by on May 2, 2024 | Permalink

During ITV’s annual meeting, PETA “frogs” protested against the animal abuse the broadcast network considers entertainment on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!

The protesters informed shocked board members and shareholders that using frogs, insects, ostriches, crocodiles, rats, and other animals in tacky stunts is cruelty, not entertainment. In the 23 years that I’m a Celebrity … has aired, thousands of living, feeling beings have suffered and died on the show. As the channel reviewed its yearly progress, PETA called on its bosses to end this exploitation.

Animals Crushed, Killed, and Eaten for Entertainment

For over two decades, the show has used numerous live animals – including snakes, rats, spiders, and thousands of insects – in moronic stunts, prompting over 10,000 people to log complaints with Ofcom over the programme’s mistreatment of sentient beings.

Producers also create challenges in which celebrities are encouraged to eat animals’ genitals, organs, and other body parts.

… Get Animal Abuse Out of Here!

In 2022, PETA sent a letter to presenters Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, calling on them to end their complicity in the show’s animal abuse and step down from their roles. Last year, PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk bequeathed her rump to the show’s producers in a bid to get them to use the body parts of willing individuals in future challenges.

Unlike the celebrity contestants, who consent to appearing on the show, animals are not there by choice. They are subjected to stressful situations, confined to small and unfamiliar spaces, and in many cases, killed for the sake of a few cheap laughs. All animals want to live free from harm. They deserve better than to be used in irresponsible and inhumane stunts in an attempt to boost ratings.

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This disregard for life sends a dangerous message to viewers that abusing sentient individuals is acceptable and even entertaining.

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