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I’m a vet… get me out of here!
15th November 2019

By Robert Ellis

The British Veterinary Association is calling for a mass ‘switch-off’ of ITV’s ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here’ over welfare concerns.

The group is reinforcing its call for producers of the programme, which returns this Sunday (November 17), to review the use and treatment of reptiles and other ‘exotic’ species.

BVA president and exotic pet vet Daniella Dos Santos said: “‘I’m a Celebrity’ has had a long and chequered track record of animals showing clear signs of distress while used in tasks and, as an exotics vet, I remain very concerned about the welfare of those used in this year’s series…

“I am confident that many of our members will share my concerns and will be joining us in a mass ‘I’m a Celeb’ switch-off.”