Feathered Dinosaurs Seek New World to Explore…
Following the cinema release of Jurassic Park earlier this month, Devon based hen welfare charity, is now seeking homes for hundreds of miniature dinosaurs! Well maybe not REAL dinosaurs, but believe it or not chickens are in fact the closest living relative to the great Tyrannosaurus-Rex.
The British Hen Welfare Trust will be holding Hen Collections across the UK this July, for hundreds of otherwise known as ex-commercial laying hens that would ordinarily be destined for slaughter and is appealing to anyone who can offer a permanent home to a few of their hardworking girls.
Devon co-ordinator for the charity, Gaynor explains:
“I love spending time with my hens, they really resemble dinosaurs! It’s the way they walk and cock their heads to one side. However, although they may be related to the scary T-Rex, but my ex-bats are the cheekiest, fluffiest and most endearing little characters you could ever meet, and life would be dull without them.”
The charity, which re-homes ex commercial laying hens, and educates the public about how they can make a difference to hen welfare, also encourages support for the British egg industry. Since its launch in 2005 the charity has re-homed over 460,000 hens from over 31 ‘pop-up’ locations run by teams of volunteers across the UK.
Later this year the BHWT hopes to meet ‘Dee’, their soon to be 500,000th lucky hen – ‘D’ is 500,000 in roman numerals. You can follow their ‘Countdown to Dee’ here www.bhwt.org.uk/countdowntodee.
If you would like to be notified of the next dates for a Hen Collection in your area, please contact the charity by calling 01884 860084, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is always something egg-citing going on at the British Hen Welfare Trust to find out more visit www.bhwt.org.uk or search for the BHWT on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and/or Linkedin.