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'Sky fishing' is done with a very large netPhoto: Channel Four
Ramsey holds onto the bird...Photo: Channel Four
Gordon Ramsey causes controversy by breaking a puffin's neck on his television show The F WordPhoto: Channel Four
Ramsay travelled to Iceland to "sky-fish" for the seabirds.
He caught one puffin in a net - viewers saw it bite his face as it struggled to get free. A hunter then snapped the bird's neck before Ramsay pulled out its heart, which he ate raw. The Michelin-starred chef later rustled up a dish of barbecued puffin with cucumber salad.
Media watchdog Ofcom is to investigating the programme after receiving a number of complaints from viewers, and animal-lovers have protested via the Channel 4 website. Previous shows have seen veal calves, pigs and turkeys being slaughtered.
In one scene, Ramsay asked why he couldn't shoot the birds instead, to which his companion replied: "This is more of a sport."
One viewer wrote on the F Word forum: "I caught the last few minutes where to my horror Gordon Ramsay took part in catching and killing puffins. And then he made silly remarks when the terrified bird he caught defended itself and bit him.
"These birds are declining in the UK and to show their killing in another country where it is allowed is irresponsible.
"A very bad move on Gordon's part to be seen to condone practices in another country that would definitely not be tolerated here."
Another said: "I was appalled last night watching this rude, arrogant prat amuse himself by catching puffins in an oversized butterfly net.
"Are there no depths he won't sink to in his quest for the latest gastronomic fad? I don't care if islanders have eaten them in the past, or if they are considered a delicacy... these birds are adorable, and surely an endangered species?
"To add the final gruesome touch we saw his mentor kill the bird and snap its wings out of joint, ready to pluck. I'm no softie but I felt physically sick to my stomach. I'm delighted Ramsay was bitten, serves the swine right."
Puffins are a protected species in the UK but Iceland grants licences to cull them. Ramsay claimed he had a licence to kill 1,000 of the birds.
He described the meat as "smooth on the palate and gamey, a bit like liver", adding: "I didn't realise how difficult they are to cook but they're very tasty."
The Scot has told how he nearly died during the trip when he slipped on a cliff face and fell into the freezing seawater.
"I thought I was a goner," he said. "They say cats have nine lives. I've had 12 already and I don't know how many more I'll have.
"I remember thinking. 'Oh ----'. My boots and my waterproofs were dragging me down.
"I'm an extremely good swimmer, but I couldn't get to the surface. 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."
Prickly, acerbic TV chef Gordon Ramsay has probably racked up his share of enemies. However, I doubt that even he would have guessed that the one that would nearly lead to his demise would be the great and powerful ... uh, puffin. That is exactly what happened however, as Ramsay had a very close call while in Iceland shooting scenes for his British series, The F Word.
Ramsay was out hunting puffins when he fell into icy water as he was making a 280 foot descent. His crew threw in a line after he failed to surface after 45 seconds. The experience had Ramsay thinking he was a "goner," saying, "My boots and my waterproofs were dragging me down. I'm an extremely good swimmer, but I couldn't get to the surface. 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."
Ramsay's fall earned him a gash on his leg, which was treated back at his hotel. But then to add insult to injury, he later had to go to the hospital to receive three stitches from where one of the puffins bit him on the nose. Understandably mortified by having his ass kicked by a little penguin-looking thing, Ramsay says, "I keep saying one of my kids punched me. I'm too embarrassed to say it was a puffin."
I'm glad Ramsay made it out alright, but who knew that people ate puffins? Seriously, that is absolutely mind-boggling to me. Since he sustained his injuries while hunting the little guys, how long do you think it will be before PETA issues an "I told you so" statement?
Veðurlýsing Kl 18 var norðaustlæg átt á landinu víða 5-10 m/s, en 13-18 úti með suðausturströndinni og á Stórhöfða. Þokubakkar á Húnaflóa og með austurströndinni og hiti 10 til 13 stig. Skýjað suðaustanlands en annars léttskýjað. Hiti 15 til 28 stig, hlýjast á Þyrli í Hvalfirði. Lýsing gerð 30.07.2008 kl. 19:16
[ Listi keyrður út kl.20:15 þann 30.07.2008 - Gögn miðast við kl. 18 - frá mönnuðum og sjálfvirkum stöðvum. ]
************ Varðandi skeytastöðina Reykjavík m.v. daginn í dag kl.18 ******
Mesti hiti í Reykjavík í dag var 25,7°C
Í Reykjavík mældist engin úrkoma í dag
*** Mestur hiti (minnst frost) á landinu var (f.o.m. 09 í morgun t.o.m. 18 í dag) ***
láglendi 29,7 °C Þingvellir ......... fjöll 25,2 °C Hellisskarð ........
láglendi 28,8 °C Árnes .............. fjöll 24,6 °C Hveravellir sjálfvir
láglendi 28,8 °C Hjarðarland ........ fjöll 24,3 °C Skarðsmýrarfjall ...
láglendi 28,8 °C Hjarðarland sjálfvir fjöll 24,2 °C Kolka ..............
láglendi 28,4 °C Eyrarbakki sjálfvirk fjöll 23,9 °C Bláfjöll úrkomustöð
láglendi 28,4 °C Skrauthólar ........ fjöll 23,6 °C Bláfjöll ...........
** Mest úrkoma á landinu var (á skeytastöðvum) (f.o.m. 09 í morgun t.o.m. 18 í dag) **
0,1 mm Miðfjarðarnes ..............
0 mm Eyrarbakki .................
0 mm Litla-Ávík .................
0 mm Vík í Mýrdal ...............
*** Mesti vindhraði kl.18 þann 30.07.2008 (nokkur hæstu gildi á lágl. og fjöllum) ***
láglendi 18 m/s Stórhöfði .......... fjöll 17 m/s Jökulheimar ........
láglendi 16 m/s Skarðsfjöruviti .... fjöll 15 m/s Þúfuver ............
láglendi 16 m/s Stórhöfði sjálfvirk fjöll 14 m/s Sandbúðir ..........
láglendi 15 m/s Fagurhólsmýri sjálfv fjöll 14 m/s Veiðivatnahraun ....
láglendi 15 m/s Papey .............. fjöll 12 m/s Vaðlaheiði .........
láglendi 15 m/s Vatnsskarðshólar ... fjöll 11 m/s Hágöngur ...........
Algjör bongóblíða er í Vestmannaeyjum í dag en samkvæmt textavarpinu er nú 20,2 stiga hiti á Stórhöfða og vindstyrkur aðeins tveir metrar á sekúndu. Hitametið var slegið á Stórhöfða en mestur hiti sem mældist í dag var 21,6 gráða en þetta staðfesti Óskar J. Sigurðsson, vitavörður og veðurathugunarmaður á Stórhöfða.
"Ég var einmitt að fletta þessu upp áðan þannig að þetta er mér enn í fersku minni. Mestur hiti sem hafði mælst á Stórhöfða fyrir daginn í dag var 1924 en þá mældist 21,3 gráða en það er mjög sjaldgæft að hitastigið fari yfir 20 gráðurnar. Það er reyndar aðeins farið að kólna núna og þá færist rykmistur hér yfir. Þá mældist mestur hiti í Vestmannaeyjabæ 23,6 gráður í dag," sagði Óskar.