London [UK], Sept. 3 (ANI
): The very popular 'Man Vs Wild' host Bear Grylls is once again under fire, both by viewers and animal charities, after the contestants on his show ' The Island
with Bear Grylls' slaughtered and ate a crocodile.
The episode saw actor Ollie Locke
, after getting motivated by co-contestant Karen Danczuk, jump on the back of the animal before stabbing it through the back of its neck, reports The Independent.
The reality TV series challenges celebrities to use their survival skills to survive two weeks on a remote island.
Alan Knight, an animal activist and spokesperson of the International Animal Rescue, in a statement told a leading daily, "I feel it is totally unacceptable to kill or abuse animals for entertainment."
The charity spokesperson claimed the animal "suffered unncecessarily", as Locke would not have the right knowledge to kill the animal "humanely."
However, the channel hosting the show stated, "The premise of the series, in aid of Stand Up to Cancer, is to see if when stripped of all the conveniences of modern life, celebrities have what it takes to survive and feeding themselves is a fundamental part of this. Those on the island all received training on how to kill animals humanely and this was utilised properly in each instance."
This is the second time the reality show has got criticised, especially for a crocodile
The "Island with Bear Grylls
" is scheduled to air on Channel 4 this October. (ANI