Eggistential threat remains large
Hutch communities considering move to Isle of Mann to avoid bushy tailed terror.
Eggs up and down the country have been expressing their continued eggxiety after plans to change foxhunting laws to remove the ban in England and Wales were postponed.
A commitment made by the Conservative party in their manifesto had led the Houses of Parliament to expect a vote on the repeal of the Hunting Act 2004. A move greatly anticipated by poultry and eggs who have been vocal critics of the ban since its introduction. However, it was announced earlier this month that the vote would be delayed following leader of the SNP Nic-ol-egg Sandwich’s declaration that her party would vote against the Government on the issue. This comes in spite of the fact the legislation does not affect Scotland, who permit the sport.
With foxes the number 1 chicken predator in the UK (bar humans) many eggs have been left frustrated by the U-turn. It has even led hens to consider uprooting their hutches to the Isle of Mann, where famously, the fox population is zero.
“It just makes me feel a bit eggy” said one Swansea-based Hen, Eggwina Hart, “I was going to put up an electric fence to keep them out, but my Yolk-al Council refused the planning permission….I just feel like a sitting duck”.