Animal welfare - the bad and the good
What do you think is the third most farmed animal in the UK?
I was quite surprised to learn that the answer is ducks.
Over the weekend I read on Tales of simple days. about a campaign that the RSPCA (Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is running to persuade the supermarkets to buy duck meat from suppliers who give ducks full body access to water, so that they can fully bathe in water. See this link for The sad tale of Jennifer the duck.
Our neighbouring village has a duck pond and it is so lovely to see the wild ducks swimming in this beautiful setting.
The ducks here aren't always popular though, an incident happened earlier in the year when the annual scarecrow's competition was held. The theme unsurprisingly was "The Olympics".
Unfortunately the synchronised swimmers had to be removed after a few days as the ducks had eaten the straw that had been used for their heads!
We don't eat very much meat, and we always try where possible, to buy local good quality free range meat . This quote comes from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall :-
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