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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:33 pm 
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I am sure we all remember the fuss a few years ago on ITV about the Tesco two chickens for a pound. Jamie Oliver did a TV program about the only way to be able to supply chickens at that price meant compromising welfare standards (and nearly lost his job with Sainsbury's in the process). The majority of consumers care about price over welfare and quality but a significant minority, enough to make Tesco consider their bottomline to be under threat, objected and Tesco withdrew the offer and undertook to only buy welfare chicken at a realistic price.

They are now sourcing chicken from Thailand and South America. I wonder what the welfare standards are like in their supplier's farms?

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By Andrew Gimson 4:14PM GMT 17 Mar 2011
Richard Bacon (C, South Norfolk) rose to cheers which may have been connected with his surname. Mr Bacon urged everyone to bring home the bacon. He said “customers of Tesco and other supermarkets” would be surprised if they understood “the disgusting animal welfare practices that those supermarkets support by importing meat produced under such poor animal welfare conditions.” The answer, Mr Bacon says, is “to go to supermarkets such as Morrisons, which has a 100 per cent British meat policy”.

Claire Perry (C, Devizes) reminded MPs of the melancholy statistic that less than one per cent of the bacon served to our armed forces is British. Mr Paice’s reply was not encouraging: “We are working very hard…with the British Pig Executive and the Ministry of Defence.”

Greg Hands (C, Chelsea and Fulham) complained that one of his constituents had part of her ear bitten off by an urban fox, while another had been bitten twice while sleeping in her own bed.

Mr Paice said that though he is not in favour of exterminating foxes, no change in the law is required for local authorities to treat them as vermin. But Paul Flynn (Lab, Newport West) said urban foxes give “great delight” to many people, and should not be eradicated on the basis of one or two isolated examples. According to Mr Flynn, “The usual Tory solution to such problems is to kill wild animals.”

Roger Williams (Lib Dem, Brecon and Radnorshire), who like Mr Paice is a farmer, said there is a belief in the countryside that urban foxes are being trapped, put in lorries, taken out into the countryside and released, “at great detriment to their welfare and great inconvenience to their country cousins”.


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You folks and your foxes, come over here and take home a coyote pup or two, that'll be the end of your foxes; it was for ours. And when they get to be a problem I have a former student that traps mountain lions, he should be able to set you up with a litter of cubs. After that you're on your own, those hikers and pikeys might be want to keep an eye out.

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They are getting high welfare, farm assured milk, and apart from Tesco (for once) the Bastards still wont pay for it.

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Times is hard,money is tight.Environmental issues and welfare standards are the first
things that get forgotten about.Most probably.

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We have just had to spend many thousands of pounds to put windows in our sheds for the chickens to look out of. Load of bollocks. Bet they don't make them do that in Brazil.

On a more positive note, I see that KFC adverts now proclaim that all their chicken is now British. Some people from McDonalds have visitited us recently as they want 100% British too. If only we could get Tesco to do it too....


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willb wrote:
On a more positive note, I see that KFC adverts now proclaim that all their chicken is now British. Some people from McDonalds have visitited us recently as they want 100% British too. If only we could get Tesco to do it too....


Thats good to hear. :wink:

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