I’m a celebrity … Get me out of here! It is said that an investigation is underway by the police over allegations that non-indigenous species are being released into the environment.
Rural crime officers from North Wales Police are said to be looking into complaints that creatures such as crickets, larvae, spiders and worms could threaten wildlife in the surrounding 100-hectare (250 acre) area. Castle hedge, Guardian report s.
This comes after complaints from presenter and naturalist Iolo Williams.
“I am not sure which species they release, but I can tell you that they are not original. We do not have these cockroaches here in the UK, and we certainly do not have them in North Wales,” Mr Williams is quoted as saying.
“There will be cockroaches in every nook and cranny along their bodies. Would you tell me that every single one of them was found immediately? Of course not.”
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The Guardian said ITV said all insects were used on it I’m famous It was a non-invasive species, but declined to comment on which species was used.
An ITV spokesperson was quoted as saying, “They are only released in a closed area and are collected immediately upon filming.
“They are all purchased commercially within the UK and are usually raised as animal food.”
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“The matter is being investigated by Rural Crime Team officers,” a North Wales Police spokesperson said.
The RSPCA also raised “serious concerns” about I’m a celebrity … The use of animals pulled me out of here when the show started last week.
The heads of the charities said they spoke to the production company behind the show and suggested there were “luxury-friendly alternatives to using animals in the experiments,” but they said they were disappointed with the response. North Wales Live Report s.
ITV heads defended the show’s record, saying it “complies with the Animal Welfare Act” and were proud of its “exemplary production practices”.
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