tvN’s new selection present “Food Diary” was met with sturdy criticism from animal rights activists.
On June 1, organizations for animal rights launched an official assertion arguing that the manufacturing of “Food Diary” ought to be instantly stopped. They asserted that it’s unethical to utilize dwell animals for the sake of leisure and mentioned the present promoted the false fantasy in regards to the situations animals are normally raised in.
The following is the animal rights activist group’s full assertion:
“On May 30 (Wednesday), tvN’s new selection present ‘Food Diary: Spicy Braised Chicken’ (hereafter ‘Food Diary’), which they are saying is differentiated from peculiar hands-on expertise reveals, premiered.
“For the unjust motive of displaying the method of creating spicy braised hen, chicks bigger in quantity than even the forged members have been born and three canines have been mobilized to be used as ornaments within the farm from the primary episode.
“Thus, we the animal rights teams strongly criticize the manufacturing workers’s intention to boost and kill the hen, the ingredient of the spicy braised hen, and we ask tvN to instantly put an finish to ‘Food Diary.’
“The manufacturing crew mentioned that the aim of ‘Food Diary’ was to grasp firsthand by what efforts and course of the meals we eat goes as much as the desk. However, that is not possible to achieve with spicy braised hen that’s comprised of chickens raised in manufacturing unit farms.
“Chickens at present consumed in Korea are stored in tight density in hen coops with out air flow. They are altered to develop at a speedy price and are slaughtered inside a month after delivery.
“If they don’t present the complete lifetime of a hen that’s dominated by the idea of most revenue from delivery to slaughter, the difficulty of elevating a hen proven on ‘Food Diary’ is a mere fantasy of rural life and going off the grid.
“If the producers are deliberately distorting the actual manufacturing strategy of hen meat and falsely selling with the slogan ‘Extreme Real Life’ despite this, it’s a mockery in opposition to animal rights activists and viewers.
“‘Food Diary’ is biased from the start as they outline chickens not as animals with notion, however as ‘meals’ and ‘substances.’
“The manufacturing workers makes the forged attempt the spicy braised hen from the beginning and urges individuals all through the episode to view chickens as substances fairly than pets one can relate to.
“In addition, the query of ‘Can we eat the hen that we raised ourselves?’ that the crew acts out by the discussions amongst students is lastly concluded with a unilateral concept that chickens are, in the long run, inevitably an ingredient for meals.
“The basic recognition of animals we face as summary ‘flesh’ and ‘meat’ in unrecognizable kinds are ‘meals substances’ is already prevalent on this discriminatory society. There is not any want to search out this out on a tv selection present with a number of dwell chickens.
“‘Food Diary,’ which makes use of dwell animals as an entertaining component to change into a definite selection present which is ‘completely different from preexisting hands-on expertise reveals,’ is unethical and outdated.
“tvN has particularly been using dwell animals as a necessary attraction in different selection reveals as properly. Accordingly, we have now no option to however to suppose that tvN’s approval of the manufacturing of ‘Food Diary’ is their try to maximise their ‘animal advertising’ to beat their lagging viewership scores within the first half of the yr.
“For occasion, the canine that appeared on tvN’s in style selection present ‘Three Meals a Day’ turned a social controversy when it was deserted after the present got here to an finish. It additionally inspired the manufacturing of a particular canine breed.
“It is behind the instances for tvN to persistently use animals as a method of elevating viewership scores and getting cash when it’s a world development to not make use of dwell animals for leisure, expertise, and media.
“tvN and the manufacturing workers of ‘Food Diary’ should instantly cease or utterly revise the present that abuses chickens as meals substances and a type of leisure in addition to distorts the fact of manufacturing unit farms.
“It can be our hope that this chance will lead tvN to play a number one position in establishing the notice of animal rights in Korean broadcasting trade by declaring to not produce reveals utilizing dwell animals.”
On the identical day, the manufacturing workforce of “Food Diary” responded to the animal activists’ assertion. “First of all, we’re grateful for varied opinions individuals have proven about ‘Food Diary’,” they started.
“‘Food Diary’ is a present that intends to spotlight the significance of the meals substances we eat every day,” they continued. “For this objective, we selected spicy braised hen, one of the frequent and in style meals Koreans normally take pleasure in. We purpose to ship the method of how the substances in that dish come to the desk. We’re really devoting a lot effort and care into cultivating crops comparable to potatoes, onions, and carrots.”
The manufacturing workers concluded, “We ask you to observe the upcoming episodes as solely the primary episode has aired.”
“Food Diary” airs each Wednesday evening at 11 p.m. KST.