The episode hasn’t even aired yet, having been scheduled for October, but charity International Animal Rescue has already slammed the show.
The Sun has claimed that Ollie kills the animal after encouragement from fellow participant Karen Danczuk, and in response, International Animal Rescue’s Alan Knight told The Sun: “I feel it is totally unacceptable to kill or abuse animals for entertainment.”
However, a Channel 4 spokesperson has defended the special series of ‘The Island’, which is in production for their annual Stand Up To Cancer telethon.
”The premise of the series, in aid of Stand Up to Cancer, is to see if when stripped of all the conveniences of modern life, celebrities have what it takes to survive and feeding themselves is a fundamental part of this,” a spokesperson has said (via Digital Spy).
“Those on the island all received training on how to kill animals humanely and this was utilised properly in each instance.”
This isn’t the first time Bear has landed himself in hot water, and earlier this year, series two of ‘The Island’ was criticised for the contestants’ constant swearing.
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