Jump to content
Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -

Christmas to be Cancelled in the UK


ships-cat

Recommended Posts

No, not a tale of political correctness this time, but one of genocide.

Tens of thousands of poultry (including Turkeys and Geese) are being slaughtered in the UK due to a fear of H5N1 'Bird Flu'.

A six-mile 'survelience zone' has been extended around the two effected farms. This zone incorporates other poultry farms, and the concern is that they in turn may be found to be infected, which would require additional zones being created, and even more farms falling into the net.

A farm can be forced to slaughter its birds even if no trace of the virus has been detected: it merely needs to have a 'link' to a known infected farm. (e.g. a person or vehicle that has travelled between the two premises).

This has - so far - only effected "free range" birds (those allowed a more natural captivity, with a greater degree of freedom to roam). The Farmers Union says that there is "no danger of a Turkey shortage" over Christmas, as most such birds are kept indoors ('factory farming').

Cat is skeptical... we've heard these bland reassurances before.

Christmas without Turkey ? Unthinkable.

Meow Purr.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 
  • Replies 12
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • ships-cat

    2

  • 1.618

    2

  • Lotus Flower

    1

  • IronGhost

    1

Top Posters In This Topic

No, not a tale of political correctness this time, but one of genocide.

Tens of thousands of poultry (including Turkeys and Geese) are being slaughtered in the UK due to a fear of H5N1 'Bird Flu'.

A six-mile 'survelience zone' has been extended around the two effected farms. This zone incorporates other poultry farms, and the concern is that they in turn may be found to be infected, which would require additional zones being created, and even more farms falling into the net.

A farm can be forced to slaughter its birds even if no trace of the virus has been detected: it merely needs to have a 'link' to a known infected farm. (e.g. a person or vehicle that has travelled between the two premises).

This has - so far - only effected "free range" birds (those allowed a more natural captivity, with a greater degree of freedom to roam). The Farmers Union says that there is "no danger of a Turkey shortage" over Christmas, as most such birds are kept indoors ('factory farming').

Cat is skeptical... we've heard these bland reassurances before.

Christmas without Turkey ? Unthinkable.

Meow Purr.

We would just eat chicken or goat if we couldn't get turkey. Less wind anyway.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

there's always a nice cut of gammon ( don't forget the crackling)

but yes cats' do prefer turkey ! mine does.

Edited by Lt_Ripley
Link to comment
Share on other sites

there's always a nice cut of gammon ( don't forget the crackling)

but yes cats' do prefer turkey ! mine does.

true, their little eyes do pop out when they see the 'giant chicken'.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

there's always a nice cut of gammon ( don't forget the crackling)

but yes cats' do prefer turkey ! mine does.

Gammon is nice :D... but Christmas is for Turkeys. (or, on occasion, ducks or geese).

Remember, a Turkey Is Not Just For Christmas !

(it also makes great sandwhiches on Boxing Day, and numerous casseroles all the way up to January, with enough bits left over for a batch of Winter Soup).

Meow Purr.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We never have Turkey anyway, pork or Chicken <_< . Remember when Bernard Matthews turkey farm was effected, The Media and DEFRA where portraying that the source of the virus was from Migrational birds, but everyone knew the virus was brought into the country by Bernard matthews from Hungry, because his company rear the turkeys in Hungary because its cheaper, then one month before they're slaughtered he then brings them to the UK and then processes them over here, he was the cause of the problem yet the Government paid him compensation,

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You simply must try brazed eel for Christmas dinner. Serve it in a lime juice --butter sauce.

I get my eel FedExed overnight, packed in ice from Mayalsia.

Once you have had eel for X-mas, you will have a fine tradition established.

Serve a side dish of poi. And for desert, make a custard from canned milk flavored with vanilla bean and coffee.

You Brits may also want to add a nice Spotted Dick for desert.

Merry Christmas.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If there were no turkeys, I would have duck or goose, if there were no duck or goose, I would have any other meat, if there were no meat, I would have a pizza :lol:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Christmas without turkey? Blasphamy I say !

My cat won't eat anything unless it has (or had) feathers on it... lol

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I don't blame them for being extremely cautious about this. Remember the nightmare they had with Mad Cow Disease?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

[Tens of thousands of poultry (including Turkeys and Geese) are being slaughtered in the UK due to a fear of H5N1 'Bird Flu'.

A six-mile 'survelience zone' has been extended around the two effected farms. This zone incorporates other poultry farms, and the concern is that they in turn may be found to be infected, which would require additional zones being created, and even more farms falling into the net.

A farm can be forced to slaughter its birds even if no trace of the virus has been detected: it merely needs to have a 'link' to a known infected farm. (e.g. a person or vehicle that has travelled between the two premises).

This has - so far - only effected "free range" birds (those allowed a more natural captivity, with a greater degree of freedom to roam). The Farmers Union says that there is "no danger of a Turkey shortage" over Christmas, as most such birds are kept indoors ('factory farming').

How typical that the birds who get to have some kind of a decent life before dying...to feed us...are

the ones copping the culls. ( by the way, I'm not a vegetarian)

Being philosophical about it...their lives are only being shortened by a week or three...and I hope they are

being 'destroyed' in a merciful way....?

This bird flu business is a strange one....a few months back...when a dead wild swan was found to have

'it'...the papers were full of it...headlines screaming out about how many millions would die if the bird-flu

strain mutated into a human-flu. Then there was Bernard Matthews's farm...and reporting was extensive,

but more subdued regarding the WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!! theme.

Now just before Christmas there are cold facts about the nubers of birds being culled and where...but none

of the sensationalism of the feared coming human-cull due to our feathered friends and THEIR flu.

I surpose it is just economics and not wanting to put a downer on Christmas...but it's like....the worse the

supposed 'problem' gets....the less is said about it.

I hope all this settles down quickly....not because I fear bird-flu...but I fear people turning on wild birds and

trying to 'cull' them in some futile way.....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 
I surpose it is just economics and not wanting to put a downer on Christmas...but it's like....the worse the

supposed 'problem' gets....the less is said about it.

I think it's more about news having a short life cycle due to the public having a short attention span. Hard to maintain the sensationalism. It's all about what is selling papers at the time. Not so much about importance.

Edited by Ins0mniac
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.