by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Eats
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Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is no stranger to animal controversy. PETA has slammed the guy repeatedly for encouraging Brits to consume more horse meat — and he caused a storm of outrage when he taunted Victoria Beckham over the impending death of some lambs he was allowed to let graze on her property. Lately, however, he’s been on the other side of the fence — receiving praise for his work to encourage the purchase of organic, free range chickens and local produce.

Every now and again, however, the old Gordon resurfaces. In this case, literally.

While recently filming a scene in Iceland for the BBC’s cooking show The F Word, Ramsay lost his footing scampering down a 280ft. cliff and plunged into the freezing water. The chef credits himself as an “extremely good swimmer”, but panicked when he realized his waterproof boots were dragging him down. From the article,

“‘I was panicking and my lungs were filling with water. When I got to the top after getting my boots off I was dazed and my head was totally numb.’”

What was Ramsay doing in Iceland? Hunting cute little puffins along the cliff side. “We had a license to cull 1,000,” he said. For the record, one puffin did manage to bite the chef on the nose — but the rest appear to have ended up on dinner plates. Guess Mother Nature’s warning wasn’t harsh enough.

Next time, send sharks. With laser beams.

via the sun

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://www.yankeescents.com cafeoz

    My God, what is he making that he needs 1000 puffins for? Puffin Pot Pie only calls for 50-60. :-)

  • Susan Ellis

    I can never understand the need to hunt small prey. Big man kills small puffin.. Should be called slaughter instead of sport. What fun is there in killing small puffins? For what? I haven’t seen many rcipes for Puffins. Hey lil Puffins bite lower next time and deeper.

  • BUNNIE

    GLAD HE IS STILL ALIVE I LOVE HIM HE IS A VERY SPECIAL PERSON TO ME AND MY FAMILY I LOVE WATCHING HIS SHOW GOD BLESS YOU RAMSEY

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