Ollie Locke, the London socialite and star of ‘Made in Chelsea’, has been slammed by animal rights charities for ‘abusing’ and ‘inhumanely’ killing a crocodile.
In conjunction with ‘The Island with Bear Grylls’, which hits screens in October as part of Channel 4’s ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ special, celebrities – including Locke – battle it out to survive on a remote island for two weeks.
Ollie is set to appear alongside Tom Evans, Zoe Salmon and Lydia Bright.
Within the show, the socialite is filmed jumping on the back of a crocodile before stabbing it in the rear of its neck.
Ian Knight from the International Animal Rescue has said “I feel it is totally unacceptable to kill or abuse animals for entertainment”. According to the animal rights activist, the crocodile featured on the show would have “suffered unnecessarily” as Locke would almost certainly not have known how to kill it “humanely”.
This isn’t the first time ‘The Island’ has faced scrutiny.
Last year, the show suffered a wave of complaints from animal rights protestors after a contestant from the second series captured a sleeping pig before slaughtering it. It was the third pig slaughtered on the show in just two weeks.
Channel 4 are yet to publically respond to the recent comments regarding Locke’s actions.