Morris and the horsemeat scandal

Another horsemeat scandal is in the news and it is almost becoming routine news at present, after the “beef”burger horsemeat scandal.

When it became obvious that I had two donkeys too many, when my Rubi and Matilde turned out to be both pregnant, delivering two pretty foals, it raised a problem that has still not been resolved. What to do with four donkeys? I am in no hurry to make any decision. This is a donkey family. They are together and their needs are paramount. They will only be separated in conditions that are suited to their welfare.

My landlord had a very easy solution to the problem… “Why not sell them for meat?”

This revolting and insensitive remark came from my landlord several months ago, but I am now revisiting his comment in the light of the horsemeat scandal. I once went through a vegetarian phase, a very long time ago. I went back to eating meat and had no real problem with that. Now I am having a crisis of confidence. If we have no idea where our meat is coming from, it is time to buy local and boycott anything supplied by the corrupt food chains.

Know where your meat came from. Do not eat Morris.



About Gareth Thomas

After a mixed career as an aircraft technician, London fringe theatre playwright, Franciscan friar, and secondary school teacher, I find myself looking after the needs of four donkeys in a remote location in the mountains in the Costa Blanca. I like to listen to BBC Radio 4 and the wind in the pine trees. I am writing a comedy about a school in Benidorm. My favourite film of all time is "Jean de Florette". If I had my time again I would not have spent the early 1970s working for Special Branch.
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