A friend posted a photo on Facebook of a dramatic landscape in New Zealand, where she is visiting.
After a moment, in my mind's eye I saw Lord Of The Rings pasted onto the scenery - and I haven't even seen the film.
Now I have got to shake that image and the associated reactions out of my head so that I can see the view 'clean'.
What A Mess
I can translate the extreme version of this to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - where the poor soul who suffers from it sees a scene of horror pasted onto everything.
Stop the badger cull
Responsible department: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs JOIN IN AND SIGN THE E-PETITION We, the undersigned, call on the government to stop the planned cull of badgers on the following grounds: 1. Over 70% of the badger population in large areas of the country will be killed, many of them healthy. 2. The method of free-shooting badgers could cause severe to many thousands of badgers. 3. Independent scientific studies have shown that culling would be of little help in reducing bovine TB, and even suggest that it could make things worse in some areas. We urge the government to stop the cull and implement the more sustainable and humane solution of both a vaccination programme for badgers and cattle, along with improved testing and biosecurity.
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I am calling on you to improve the welfare of farmed ducks. Ducks are water birds that have evolved to be in and around water, so I find it unacceptable that the only duck meat you sell is from ducks that don't have access to one of their most basic requirements - bathing water.
I demand you stop ducking this issue at once and provide a higher welfare option for your shoppers and introduce a policy to ensure all the duck meat meat you sell comes from farms that provide full body access to water, according to RSPCA welfare standards for ducks. Please get back to me and tell me what action you're taking to address this issue.
Thank you. Reply From Tesco Thank you for your email raising your concerns with us about the provision of open water for ducks. Animal welfare is an important and sensitive issue for many of our customers and we take our responsibilities in this area very …