I had been unaware of the controversy surrounding the window display in JBS Butchers until passing through the precinct today.
First, let me say that I am a native of Sudbury of some 65 years. My grandfather raised his own pigs and it was perfectly routine for large parts of pig to be hanging curing in his shed.
My grandmother routinely despatched chickens on the chopping block with an axe before plucking and gutting them. Oh yes, and Sudbury’s butchers all proudly displayed their wares.
None of the above has stunted my psychological development or resulted in the need for years of therapy. My response to the serial, hysterical complainants is get a life.
You can now associate what is on your plate with what it started life as. Surely this is a valuable object lesson for children? This is how your burger or turkey twizzlers started out.
Rabbits are food – that is why they were introduced to the UK (along with dormice).
Many cultures eat squirrel and snails and frogs (I have seen squirrel on sale on the continent) and we are a multi-cultural society – even in Suffolk.
So, bring back the displays and let us celebrate what the countryside has to offer. Anyone dissenting can shop in our supermarkets where, judging by last year’s revelations, your chances of ending up with a Dobbin or dog burger on your plate are quite good. At least in JBS what you see is what you get and very tasty, too.