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Monday, December 07, 2009

Yet another reason why we should not look to Australia for inspiration.

Aside from the fact that they're also filming insipid reality shows, I mean. Australia hosts a British* I'm A Celebrity-- Get Me Out Of Here! show, and they put B-list people with presumably recognizable names in icky situations. In one recent one, they cooked a rat, and had the celebrities eat it, or something. Yeah, it's disgusting. But whatever. They're being paid in more camera time, and a shot at money.

The Aussies are now firing up a full-fledged animal cruelty case about this. Over a rat being killed on camera. To be eaten.

Rodent plagues are common in Australia. They also carry fleas, which can spread other plagues, like that little matter that consumed 1/3 to 1/2 of Europe in the 14th century. Rats are truly omnivorous, and are known to attack helpless persons (like babies) when they find them.

Boy, howdy. It's nice to know that the Aussies have managed to quell all real crime, that they've got time to focus their resources on protecting vermin like this. What's next? Mosquito and housefly protection?

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*Julie informs me in comments that it's actually a Pommy British reality show, filmed in Oz.

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5 Comments:

At Monday, December 07, 2009 1:40:00 AM, Blogger Julie said...

Just a point of fact - it's a BRITISH reality show that is being filmed in Australia. However, I'm not saying that we don't produce some BAD TV.

Most the Aussies I've spoken to think that this charge (brought by the RSPCA) is INSANE.

The RSPCA are also the people who are pushing for LEGISLATION requiring people to walk their dogs every day (http://www.news.com.au/national/walk-the-dog-or-go-to-jail/story-e6frfkvr-1225807140377)

The only thing I can think of is that someone escaped from PETA and got a job here down-under!

 
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At Monday, December 07, 2009 7:07:00 PM, Blogger Old NFO said...

Hey, just proves WE don't have a corner on the loon market... :-)

 
At Tuesday, December 08, 2009 2:17:00 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

In the coming Zombie Apocalypse, they're gonna enjoy a good boiled rat.


It's not that bad, really. Kinda tastes like pumpkin pie when youre hungry.

Regards,
Rabbit.

 
At Thursday, December 10, 2009 9:25:00 PM, Blogger Fenris said...

Yep, their priorities are undoubtedly in order. Huge upset over a rat being used for food, no big deal when a mentally challenged little girl gets gang-raped. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2007/dec/11/australia.barbaramcmahon)

Australia is buggered but good.

 

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