"Kitten on Big Brother: Is it fair?
Last updated 27 July 2005
The RSCPA say they're extremely unhappy after last night's Big Brother when the housemates were given a kitten to play with.
The kitten was meant to be a reward for them after they completed a task. Here's the housemates reaction when the cat was introduced:
Makosi: "Oh, wah."
Craig: "Oh, it's really frightened."
Derek: "Of course it's frightened you stupid moron."
Craig: "Oh, has it wee'd on me?"
Anthony: "Sorry lads for the loss of man points for opting for the cat, like, but I'm sick of drinking booze."
Craig: (shouting) "Did you see us on the screen?"
The RSPCA say Big Brother have been irresponsible treating an animal like a toy. They say the animal was clearly frightened and it was irresponsible to subject it to so many new and loud people. They've written to Big Brother several times in the past warning about using animals in shows - the RSPCA say the worst case was last year when Big Brother planned to give each contestant their own dog.
Producers are quoted in the papers as saying they're happy the kitten did not suffer any distress."
What are your views? I watched the show and felt sorry for the poor wee thing. Think it was inappropriate and unnecessary to put a small kitten through this stress.