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Chickens not in darkness

PUBLISHED: 12:05 04 February 2008 | UPDATED: 19:38 05 July 2010

RACHEL Moore's comments relating to the intensive farming of chickens highlights the fact that she cannot get her facts straight.

If she had taken the time to watch three hours of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall she may have got it right.

RACHEL Moore's comments relating to the intensive farming of chickens highlights the fact that she cannot get her facts straight.

If she had taken the time to watch three hours of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall she may have got it right.

She would have learned that the chickens in question are not cooped up in pitch darkness.

The opposite is true; chickens intensively farmed for meat spend most of their short lives in artificial light. This is to encourage them to eat and drink almost constantly to put on weight as quickly as possible.

Chickens will not eat or drink in the dark, they will roost.

In addition she would have realised that it is Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall who has been at the forefront of challenging the supermarkets. Jamie Oliver clearly made a TV programme on the back of Hugh's months of work.

BILL STEVELY

Pakefield Street

Lowetsoft


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