Beef and dairy farmers across the country last night expressed their concern following a government proposal that would see Britain’s vulnerable youngsters killed and put into a mincing machine before being fed to cattle.
The dept of Agriculture and Farming see it as a cheap way to introduce high protein food into the diet of Britain’s livestock, while at the same time, reducing the number of children draining the country’s resources by requiring expensive specialist care.
However, Toby Dell, a Farmers Union convenor for the Govan district of Glasgow, told us: “It’s not so much the killing and mincing of vulnerable youngsters that concerns us. We’re more worried about foreign children being used to feed our specialist breeds.
“For example, if an English child from the London area were fed to a herd of Aberdeen Angus who’s to say that the beef wouldn’t end up tasting of pie and mash or jellied eels”
A similar experiment south of the border failed, when English farmers, who fed their cattle with feed derived from boiled Glasgow orphans, told the government that customers had been complaining that their steaks and sausages tasted of deep-fried Mars Bars.