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more than likely starved); now, I do, which I consider to be progress.
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Yet what we should recognise is the providence of what we eat. There are many who would criticise Winterson's actions while happily roasting a battery hen without giving the conditions in which it was reared a second thought. In fact Winterson's tweets have prompted me to track down rabbit this summer, as the dish was once commonly consumed here and has only recently started to make a return to the supermarket shelves with Waitrose and now Marks and Spencer selling meat from rabbits culled on estates in the Scottish Borders. It seems to me to make perfect environmental sense as, after all, regardless of how cute the animal looks, it is still legally classified as a pest responsible for 100 million of damage each year as they gnaw through crops and undermine riverbanks with their burrows. Those whose image of bunny rabbits remains fixed on the tales of Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit should also remember that Ms Potter would certainly have approved of Ms Winterson's swift action. After all Potter, an amateur biologist, was never happier than when dissecting dead rabbits in an attempt to further her knowledge of their anatomy.
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