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Quito (AFP) – Ecuador on Tuesday warned would-be wild animal eaters of possible jail time and Colombia introduced an investigation following a competitive cooking Tv display highlighted shark, alligator and capybara as elements.
In the offending episode, contestants of MasterChef Ecuador cooked up tollo, a small shark, as very well as a form of wild deer and a capybara, a huge rodent that can weigh up to 80 kilograms (175 lbs).
The Countrywide Animal Movement of Ecuador warned that the use of these types of substances on Tv would “normalize the intake of guarded animals, whose possession contributes to the trafficking of wild animals and the destruction of ecosystems.”
Neither the channel nor the producers of the application responded to the charges leveled in opposition to them, though the show’s chef and judge, Carolina Sanchez, claimed the meat was “from a farm.”
In response to the program, which was filmed in Colombia, Ecuador’s ecosystem ministry said it “rejects the advertising and dissemination of graphic or audiovisual content that encourages the invest in and intake of wild species or their constituent features.”
It also warned that crimes versus wild flora and fauna can be punished with jail sentences of up to 3 a long time.
In Colombia, Environment Minister Carlos Eduardo Correa introduced an investigation.
He said authorities “are verifying data circulating on social networks about the use of wildlife by-items in tv systems.
“Trafficking and internet marketing of wildlife is a criminal offense in Colombia,” he wrote on Twitter.
MasterChef Ecuador, which is in its 3rd season, is recorded in Colombia and broadcast on the privately owned national channel Teleamazonas.
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