Chicken Out!

An open letter from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall:

I need your help…

You may have heard about the conditions involved in intensive factory farming of broiler (meat) chickens. I feel that these conditions are unacceptable – so much so, that I’m launching a national campaign to put pressure on the industry to raise its standards: the Chicken Out! campaign.

Chicken Out! has so far been led by River Cottage locals, especially in and around Axminster, and we’ve had a fantastic response. But now I need your support. I’m asking all of you, as friends of River Cottage, to support this campaign and get it off to a flying start across the nation. Please just click the link below*, or if you’re not convinced, see for more info.

And pass it on to your friends, if we get enough support, we really can make a difference.

Our girls run fairly free – not wholly free range, but pretty close. They feel bettererer, we feel bettererer. Just up the road are a couple of less bettererer egg factories, and when the wind is in the ‘unfortunate’ direction… phew!

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