Why rare breeds?
Good Reason No. 1
Simply because they taste better!
“For the public to appreciate how wonderful and different ‘real’ meat tastes, it is vital that the Rare Breeds Survival Trust receives all the support it can from everyone who cares about ‘real’ farming.”
Good Reason No. 2
They are better for us!
Good Reason No. 3
If we don’t eat them, they will not survive!
Please don't fall into the trap of thinking that because these are "rare" we should not be eating them. In fact the only way these breeds will survive is if we eat their non-breeding produce. These are farm animals as opposed to tigers or pandas and need a market to encourage people to keep them. The more demand there is for their produce, the less rare they become. In other words, by eating them you are helping to save them.
Good Reason No. 4
Eating Rare Breeds ensures that you are eating ‘happier’ meat!
Good Reason No. 5
Eating Rare Breeds is better for the environment.
So, preserving rare and traditional breeds is an essential part of greener farming systems and helping the environment - as well as improving the quality of the food we eat!
© Edge and Son, 2013