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Two decisions on Te Kāea and Harnas Wildlife Rescue Camp released

Today the Authority released two decisions on complaints about programmes Te Kāea and Harnas Wildlife Rescue Camp.

 The reality television series, Harnas Wildlife Rescue Camp, profiles various workers and volunteers and their day-to-day activities at the Harnas Wildlife Foundation in Namibia. The Authority did not uphold a complaint that the programme was misleading, as it promoted Harnas as an ethical wildlife sanctuary when in the complainant’s view, the facility and conditions were inhumane. The Authority found that viewers were shown the conditions and could see for themselves how the animals were treated. They were therefore provided with sufficient factual information to make up their own minds about the welfare of the animals, and the programme was not misleading in breach of the accuracy standard.

You can read the full decisions here.