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Complaints as Ramsay kills turkey
Gordon Ramsay
Ramsay wanted his children to understand where food came from
Chef Gordon Ramsay's TV show is being investigated by watchdogs after showing scenes of turkeys being slaughtered.

Seven viewers complained after The F Word showed Ramsay carrying six turkeys into a slaughter van where they were strung up, stunned and killed.

Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom launched an investigation. The Channel 4 show was preceded by a content warning.

Earlier this year viewers complained after chef Jamie Oliver was filmed slitting a live lamb's throat.

Raised at home

Those scenes appeared in Channel 4 series Jamie's Great Escape.

Cookery series The F Word showed turkeys being slaughtered for Christmas on its Thursday episode.

The chef raised the birds in his back garden as part of the series, as he wanted his young children to understand where their food came from.

Last year Ramsay was criticised by Ofcom for swearing during his ITV series Hell's Kitchen.

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