26th March 2009
Cadbury Trebor BassettDear Sir/Madam
PO Box 7008
am writing on behalf of the Pembroke College Winnie-the-Pooh Society to
express our concern for the welfare of the crème birds you presumably
farm in order to collect and market Cadbury’s crème eggs.
What method of farming is used? Are they free range, barn or battery farmed birds?
are also unsure as to the origin of the crème bird. It seems unlikely
that a bird could evolve naturally to lay eggs with a milk chocolate
shell and soft fondant centre, so suited to the human population in its
raw form, and we are therefore suspicious that some form of genetic
modification may have taken place in the past. Is this the case?
it is not the case that genetic modification has taken place, then we
assume that the crème must be a very rare bird for none of us to have
heard of them outside of the Cadbury product. We are therefore curious
as to what precautions you take to ensure the small population
survives. Do you leave any eggs to be incubated and hatched? We are
fearful that given the large numbers of eggs being sold on the high
street, you may be over-collecting from the population and that as a
result crème egg supplies may soon start to dwindle.
you to invest some of the profits from the crème egg enterprise into
research to find a way of creating crème eggs artificially so that
intensive farming of the crème birds becomes unnecessary.
you wish to discuss any of this with us you would be very welcome to
attend one of the Society’s elevenses meetings (held at 4pm every
Saturday of Full Term).
Elizabeth K Mottram
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