‘Rais­ing an­i­mals for meat is an emo­tive is­sue’

Bristol Post - - NEWS -

WHAT the farm says about the is­sue on its web­site:

Re­cent dis­cus­sion has taken place con­cern­ing the Farm’s tur­keys. We are aware that rais­ing an­i­mals for meat is an emo­tive is­sue, and hav­ing lis­tened to the views of a small sec­tion of our com­mu­nity, we de­cided not to hold our an­nual pub­lic tur­key auc­tion.

How­ever, the aims and ob­jec­tives of the Farm re­main un­changed and our tur­keys have been sold for Christ­mas.

We are aware that mem­bers of Bris­tol Ve­gan Ac­tion group in­de­pen­dently raised money, with the in­ten­tion of giv­ing it to a home­less char­ity in ex­change for the tur­keys go­ing to a sanc­tu­ary. St Wer­burgh’s City Farm had no part in set­ting up the fundraiser and will not re­ceive the money – but we are very happy that it will go to­wards help­ing the home­less this Christ­mas.

The main fo­cus of our work is sup­port­ing dis­ad­van­taged mem­bers of our com­mu­nity to learn, grow and thrive, whether it be pro­vid­ing place­ments for adults with learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties to gain skills in or­ganic gar­den­ing, help­ing a young per­son at risk of ex­clu­sion fin­ish their ed­u­ca­tion or sup­port­ing dis­ad­van­taged adults to gain in skills and con­fi­dence. We in­tend to fo­cus our re­sources and time to best sup­port them, at what can be a dif­fi­cult time of year.

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