Why Hanging Dead Animals In Shop Windows Is Good For You And Your Free Kids
JBS family butcher’s in Sudbury, Suffolk, was told to no longer display fresh meat in its shop window. It used to show off the fresh, hanging unplucked pheasants, deer, pigs heads and rabbits, but because someone complained that it offended them it’s all gone.
The window now features the sign: “Due to complaints, there is no window display.”
You can, however, see in through the clear glass. You can be offended by the blood and dead animals within. Presumably, that will offend someone, and JBS will have to get blackened glass and warning notices bought, perhaps, from high street sex shops forced out of business by online competition.
The offended, Ben Mowles, 34, was upset by the “needless display of multiple mutilated carcasses” had stopped him taking his 12-year-old daughter to the nearby sweet shop. He wrote: “Their display looks more like a scene from a horror movie. They even had a line of squirrels across a bar. Who eats squirrel?”
Who buys their 12-year-old sweets? Sugar stunts your kids, leads to cocaine abuse and is as “dangerous as alcohol”. One-nil to the butcher. If a dead hare saves one kiddie, it’s worth it. Gnawing on a squirrel could be the healthy alternative to sugared mice.
Another man took offence. Daniel Cudmore, 25, noted: “As someone who breeds rabbits, I find the display of animals hanging in the window disgusting. It has continental giant rabbits, pigs’ heads and ducks. It must be upsetting for children who have animals.”
Yeah, those kids who have pet dogs, says, and are on their way to buy cans of rabbit in chicken liver and gravy must be tearful.
The offended wasn’t doing it for himself, you see. He was protecting future generations from the horror.
Anyhow, the butcher’s took down the display.
A lot more people then wrote in to the Suffolk Free Press asking the butchers to reinstate it.
STOP PRESS: It’s back up.
Being offended is the modern way of let you’re alive and that you matter. The outraged have found something to be outraged about. They don’t like dead meat do they stood in front of a butcher’s window and saw some on display.
For the outraged, it must be case of the butcher not doing enough to give the offended what they want.
We’d advise them going with something more like this.
Don’t be offend into complicity and silence.