Hugh’s Chicken Run

January 7, 2008 at 10:44 am 1 comment

It’s strange. I signed up to the Chicken Out! campaign ages ago, and everyone has been talking about it all week, but somehow I never got round to writing about it or putting the banner on here. I think, partly, it’s because almost everyone who reads this probably already knows that intensive farming is a Bad Thing. However, I did write a long, passionate post about it on my other blog, which is for friends from uni and school and suchlike, many of whom are, shall we say, less enlightened….

Anyway, ‘Hugh’s Chicken Run’ is on tonight on C4, and I’m following up on New Year’s Non-Resolution number 4 – meet like-minded people in real life – and going to the local FOE meeting, so the bf will be under strict instructions to tape it.

Here is the entire schedule. Basically we get a fortnight of programme’s about food, and why we should eat better food. This can only be a good thing!

Hugh’s Chicken Run – 7, 8, 9 Jan, 9pm
The Truth About Food – 10 Jan, 9pm
Jamie’s Fowl Dinners – 11 Jan, 9pm
Fast Food Junkies go Native – 15 Jan, 9pm
Jamie’s Eat To Save Your Life – 16 Jan, 10pm
It’s Not My Fault I’m Fat – 17 Jan, 9pm
Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live – 18 Jan, 9pm


Entry filed under: farming, food, telly.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. compostwoman  |  January 8, 2008 at 12:50 am

    Good for you putting up a banner!!

    I watched it tonight and then Kill it Cook it Eat it on BBC3

    I think the piglets should have more time to roam and snuffle before becoming yummy free range pork….

    and I must admit I was a tad dubious about how similar EVERY SINGLE abbatoir in the UK is …compared to the one on the TV programme…(which really WAS best practice…but how many others are not such paragons of best Practice???)

    Hmm just being an cynical old compostwoman I guess….

    still the Spainish 3 week old pig slaughter was disgusting….I think 8-12 week old piglets is too young to eat…but those 3 week old piglets!! with the sow in a farrowing crate!!! Barbaric!!! it reminded me of veal crates….

    Actually so did the had the milky look of milk fed veal…..similar treatment I suppose….


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