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Published:February 9th, 2010 16:31 EST

Is Snooki A Harbinger Of Armageddon?

By Robert Paul Reyes

"British broadcaster ITV pleaded guilty to animal cruelty and was fined by an Australian court on Monday after a rat was killed and eaten on the reality TV show "I`m a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here."

Italian chef Gino D`Acampo and British actor Stuart Manning were originally charged with animal cruelty last December after an RSPCA complaint over an episode filmed in Australia that involved killing and cooking a rat.


The court was told that the rat took a minute-and-a-half to die after being stabbed with a knife which the magistrate said caused unnecessary pain to the animal." Reuters

When I read the headline "Network Fined Over Killing Of A Rat On Reality Series" I thought that Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino had killed Snooki. No such luck, Snooki has been punched in the face, but she`s still in the land of the living.

One of the human rats in the British version of "I`m a Celebrity.. Get Me Out of Here" killed and ate a real rat. No viewer would give a rat`s a** if a reality star was accidentally or intentionally killed during a taping of an episode, but there are plenty of animal lovers who are outraged over the killing of the rat.

To slay a rat for ratings and laughs is an obscenity, and ITV should take the abominable " I`m a Celebrity.." off the air.

ITV was fined a measly $2,600, Snooki spends more than that on makeup every week.

I`m not a theologian but isn`t Snooki the Harlot of Babylon mentioned in the Book of Revelations? The end is near, I hear Snooki`s laugh and the hoofbeats of the approaching Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

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