Those readers who have complained about the window display at JBS Butchers in Sudbury’s Borehamgate precinct could have used this as an opportunity to educate their children about how the food on their plate gets there, if they are meat eaters.
If they do not eat meat, they could use the same display to explain the reasons for their choice.
In this homogenized world of pre-packed meat, fish, vegetables and everything else, many children have no idea how food makes the journey from farm, sea, river or factory to the table.
Schools rarely teach the skills needed to cook a properly balanced meal from scratch, so parents and grandparents need to fill this void.
I was very sad to see that JBS had given in to the vocal minority, removing the display of animal carcasses, destined to become tasty roasts, grills and casseroles.
I hope your squeamish readers will not also boycott the Sudbury market because we have a butcher and fishmonger in attendance.