After the controversial “MasterChef” incident, Ecuador warned that wildlife eaters would be sentenced to prison
The episode of “Ecuadorian Chef” caused strong backlash. The Quito government warned that people who eat wild animals could go to jail, and Colombia launched an investigation into the ingredients used.
On Tuesday, the Ecuadorian government slammed the country’s “Master Chef” show because the most recent episode featured ingredients including tollo (small shark), crocodiles, a wild deer and capybara-a large rodent weighing 80 kilograms. (175 pounds).
In a statement, the Ecuadorian Ministry of Environment stated “Refuse to promote and disseminate graphics or audiovisual content that encourages the purchase and consumption of wild species or their constituent elements.”
The Ministry also reminded citizens that the penalty for crimes against flora and fauna can be up to three years in prison.
The National Animal Movement of Ecuador also criticized the show filmed in neighboring Colombia and pointed out that the show may “standardization“Consumption of endangered and protected species.
Colombian Environment Minister Carlos Eduardo Correa Escaf said his country will investigate the show and remind people “In Colombia, trafficking and marketing of wild animals is a crime.”
authorities “Verifying information circulating on social networks about the use of wild animal by-products in TV shows,” He said on Twitter.
The show was broadcast on the national channel Teleamazonas and has not yet responded to the outcry, even though chef and show judge Carolina Sanchez claimed that the meat was “from the farm”.
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