'Please don't blame Hugh'

PUBLISHED: 02:01 03 September 2008 | UPDATED: 22:16 15 June 2010

As a frequent visitor to the Beavor Lane area in Axminster, I think you will find the problems to do with noisy cockerels is nothing to do with Hugh's campaign for chicken welfare, but more to do with making profit. I thought Hugh was advocating self suff

As a frequent visitor to the Beavor Lane area in Axminster, I think you will find the problems to do with noisy cockerels is nothing to do with Hugh's campaign for chicken welfare, but more to do with making profit.I thought Hugh was advocating self sufficiency, better food on a low budget and avoiding the problems relating to battery farming. When he involved the people of Millwey their chickens were kept on a local allotment for home consumption - not in a domestic back garden for re-sale to people who wanted to own their chickens.I do not recall Hugh keeping ducks, cockerels and various other birds that I can hear from the bedroom window when I visit, nor selling eggs as advertised outside Mr Fuller's property!Mr Fuller and his partner state they feel singled out as a target. Could it not be that they have brought unwanted attention to themselves by keeping noisy cockerels and allowing, as Mr Middleton stated, a large amount of cats and kittens to roam their driveway, frequently running into the road in front of my car. Hopefully by next spring EDDC will solve these problems but, in the meantime, please don't blame Hugh. Mr M DennehySalisburyWiltshire


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