You'll never guess who I got an e-mail from yesterday morning? Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall of The River Cottage Series and Cook Books fame! Wow - what it is to have such famous friends.
Well, if I'm honest; I don't actually know Hugh, apart from being an ardent fan of his series and lusting after his cookery books. I did however sign his petition to free chickens from lives of drudgery cooped up in battery farms; see the bottom of this post for details if you are interested in signing up.
Anyway, with however many thousands of petitioner's on board; it transpires that Hugh was contacting us all. There goes my claim to fame! Hugh was suggesting that rather than being passive supporters of the campaign, we might all get together and become activists regarding the matter of freeing the chicken's. I'll tell you, I felt guilty eating the supper that BJK had prepared for me to eat when I got back from the Cub Scouts last night...
Well, that's pretty much it, except for the fact that at Hughes request I contacted a number of friends and family living in the UK. It's okay; regarding privacy I am reassured that this is a one off mail shot to open up a few eyes and add fire to the cause. Hugh and friends will not be storing any information; at is unless you want them to.
Please click on the link which will bring you to the video message that is being sent to my friends and think about sending it on to some of yours. Thanks for taking the time to indulge a couple of well meaning hippies with bad hair cuts and great aspirations to the idea life!
Cluck, cluck, cluck!!!