Moo-ed point

Dear Spurtle, 

I was somewhat surprised to see that Edinburgh Council is to commit more than £27,000 towards the fundraising campaign to save Gorgie City Farm. 

If the intention is to help educate Edinburgh’s youngsters about farming, surely the money could be better spent on encouraging visits by school pupils to local abbatoirs, meat-processing plants, and butchers rather than promoting a totally unrealistic and sentimentalised view of modern animal-husbandry practices.

John Eoin Douglas

(Spey Terrace)

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