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Channel 4 in the UK is releasing a new reality show that lets a family live with animals. The premise of the show is that a meat eating family lives with a selection of either pigs, cows, chickens and lambs for three weeks. According to The Sun, at the end of their time together, they decide to either send them to slaughter and eat them for dinner, or not.
One family of four took in two pigs as part of the show. Dawn and her husband John, explained to The Sun how the show changed their outlook on eating meat. John told the publication, “We were big meat-eaters before we took part in this series. We were having meat sometimes three times a day, seven days a week. We would have a slice of ham and cheese on crumpets for breakfast then meat again for lunch and dinner. We were brought up on meat and we had a mindset that if we didn’t have meat, it wasn’t a proper meal and it was rubbish.”
The show has been criticized by Animal rights activists, but also teaches contestants about the chemicals put into meat and show families footage of factory farms and slaughterhouses. Dawn said of the findings, “We learnt so much about how nitrate preservatives are put into bacon and how this may increase the eaters’ risk of cancer. It really shocked us. As a parent we had been giving our children bacon sandwiches every weekend and it made us question what we were doing to our kids. The statistics we were given were mind-boggling.”
The family cannot disclose their final decision but said the experience impacted their eating habits.
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