"It was the best recipe I ever did," he said afterwards.
"believed to be tame"
"Millions of Britons tune in each year to watch the show, which features celebrity contestants having to undergo "bush tucker trials" involving snakes, spiders and other insects found in the "jungle".
(So was the rat tame or wild? Does it make a difference? If the show is about being in the jungle I highly doubt it being tame.)
There's absolutely nothing wrong with killing a 'wild' animal for food. In fact I thought that was the whole point: If you kill an animal, make sure it's to serve a purpose, such as providing a MEAL FOR YOU. Up to 3 years prison? I can just imagine it, they're surrounded in prison by tattooed, hardened murderers and rapists....
"I killed a man"
"I raped an old lady and stole her purse"
"I stabbed a cop"
"I ate a rat"
BAN RAT POISON! BAN FLYSPRAY! SQUASHING ANTS IS MURDER!!
If you can't learn to do it well, learn to enjoy doing it badly.