Animal rights activists have condemned a stunt involving painted sheep that was filmed for the new Simon Cowell backed game show Red or Black.
According to the Daily Star, the co-hosts of the new program, Anthony McPartlin (Ant) and Declan Donnelly (Dec), were spotted taping a segment flanked by red and black painted sheep.
Not surprisingly the good people over at the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) were not amused.
“It’s never a good idea to make sheep, or any animals, props,” stated a spokesperson for PETA.
On the flipside, officials at ITV1, the network that will air Red or Black, used a similar retort to the one utilized by the producers of the Selena Gomez video that almost starred a pink colored horse.
You know the good ole fallback, the sheep were not harmed in any way and the paint was “totally harmless and non-toxic.”