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The Daily Mail's Swans Are Back


Raskolnikov 4 | 24  
28 Feb 2008 /  #1
THE DAILY MAIL

Swan bake: carcasses and piles of feathers found next to cooking pots at migrants' camp

Carcasses from dead swans, broken up and stripped for food, have been discovered in a camp used by East European immigrants, according to reports.

Anglers and walkers spotted the sickening remains of the illegally slaughtered royal birds beside the River Lea in east London.

Many months ago the right-wing hate paper, The Daily Mail published a story about East Europeans eating swans and carp from UK waters contrary to English law. The Sun also published a similar scare story but was foreced to retract.

The Mail does not like foreigners. On a daily basis it prints distorted stories about Poles, romanians, asylum seekers - in short, anyone not white, English and middle class.

Today saw another such 'story'. If you read the article you will find there is little or no evidence for the claim and is mostly based on hearsay evidence. Note too, the angry comments from the barking mad readers. Anyone trying to post a comment disagreeing will not get it published.

If anyone from Poland feels strongly about the article they should contact the Polish embassy or consul to register a complaint.

The story can be found: mailonsunday.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=521710&in_page_id=1770

I would be glad to hear from others with their comments.

Further criticism can be found on the 5CC blog: cc.blogspot.com
osiol 55 | 3,922  
28 Feb 2008 /  #2
'It was absolutely sickening.' said one, just before he went home for some roast chicken, running over a squirrel on the way.
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
28 Feb 2008 /  #3
Royal Birds?

Queens and Dutchesses?
noimmigration  
28 Feb 2008 /  #4
actually the story was printed on several other non right wing papers, and three poles were arrested in december for stealing protected carp from rivers
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
28 Feb 2008 /  #5
and three poles were arrested in december for stealing protected carp from rivers

Protected carp? C'mon..... it's a bottom feeder rubbish fish. If it is illegal, then i'm sure they'll be fined. Rightfully so, but people in the US do this too. It's not just because they're Polish. You're diggin.....

I guess it's all better than chicken slaughterhouse workers molesting your chicken before you get it :/
Dzhaklin 3 | 166  
28 Feb 2008 /  #6
'It was absolutely sickening.' said one, just before he went home for some roast chicken, running over a squirrel on the way.

Best response ever.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
28 Feb 2008 /  #7
Fishes... could but who the hell would eat a swan ?

.....................
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
28 Feb 2008 /  #8
BTW Is this true that a guy running daily sh*t is black ?

He's white.
5cc - | 1  
29 Feb 2008 /  #9
actually the story was printed on several other non right wing papers, and three poles were arrested in december for stealing protected carp from rivers

The carp part may well be true, but the swan part is extremely fishy. Which non-right wing papers reported anything about Poish people eating swans?
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
29 Feb 2008 /  #10
anyone know where i can pick up a plastic bag or two... seems to be a shortage round here...?
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
29 Feb 2008 /  #11
who the hell would eat a swan ?

Officially only the reigning monarch is allowed to kill and eat swans in the UK. Swan was at one time eaten at formal dinners at certain Oxford and Cambridge University colleges. I think that was abandoned a long time ago. These days they just order in some pizza.

PS - just ignore the Daily Mail. Nobody takes it seriously
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
29 Feb 2008 /  #12
protected carp from rivers

Now thats funny...you talk some sh*te sonny jim....its not protected and never has been, obviously not an angler mi lado!

it's a bottom feeder rubbish fish

Thats why its not protected (fcuk me you wouldnt eat if you saw what was in some of our canals and rivers)...in fact I dont fcuking know of any fish that's protected...
wozzy 8 | 206  
29 Feb 2008 /  #13
remains of the illegally slaughtered royal birds beside the River Lea in east London.

Never eaten a swan but I was once at a wedding in Inverary Scotland and was informed that every now and then one of the local swans would go missing.

But only on very special occations.....apparenty they are a good meal.
djf 18 | 166  
29 Feb 2008 /  #14
in fact I dont fcuking know of any fish that's protected

The rarer fish in the UK are protected species such as the Vendace, Burbot and Powan. Sturgeon in UK waters are also protected by law, technically they are owned again by the reigning monarch.

Contrary to Shelley's opinion the water quality in most rivers in Engalnd and Wales is actually pretty good and many of the fish are good eating and perfectly safe to eat. Species such as Pike, perch, carp and zander are all good if prepared correctly. Just remember that there is a maximum of 2 fish to be removed a day.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
29 Feb 2008 /  #15
If anyone wants a free meal from their local river, there is an invasive species of crayfish, a crustacean, not a fish that is causing quite a lot of damage in some rivers. Take and eat as many as you like! I believ it is the red signal crayfish. I hope it's edible because I've just told you all to go and eat some.
djf 18 | 166  
29 Feb 2008 /  #16
Trapping crayfish in England and Wales is illegal unless you have a permit from the Environment Agency due to the native white clawed crayfish being under threat. So do not go down to your local river and do this without a permit:

environment-agency.gov.uk/subjects/fish/246986/342184/12058 79/1206007/
espana 17 | 910  
29 Feb 2008 /  #17
i m having a mcdonals now and my two dogs are having happy meals too
we dont like swans
osiol 55 | 3,922  
29 Feb 2008 /  #18
I'd quite like to give swan a try. Especially if it was a choice of that or McDonalds.

But hey, kids! Don't trap crayfish - it is illegal.
cyg 5 | 119  
29 Feb 2008 /  #19
Hey, isn't swan Poland's national dish? :-]
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
29 Feb 2008 /  #20
No, it's a battered seagull ;)
djf 18 | 166  
29 Feb 2008 /  #21
Supposedly the best way to get seagull is to put 'alka-seltzer' in a piece of bread and give it to a seagull. Due to there inability to belch/burp/flatulate something inside bursts and they die!
osiol 55 | 3,922  
29 Feb 2008 /  #22
They don't explode do they?
Surely that would make them difficult to eat.
djf 18 | 166  
29 Feb 2008 /  #23
They don't explode do they?

Dont think the whole bird goes up in a puff of feathers!!!
Im sure the succulant breast meat would be intact!
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
29 Feb 2008 /  #24
No, it's a battered seagull ;)

You've been living in Scotland too long honey...first off the fish then the sausage then the mars bar now the seagul...its not healthy Bart ;-)
djf 18 | 166  
29 Feb 2008 /  #25
Heard they have deep fried pizza and cadburys creme eggs too! Soon they will get round to a 3 course feast!
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
29 Feb 2008 /  #26
You've been living in Scotland too long honey...first off the fish then the sausage then the mars bar now the seagul...its not healthy Bart ;-)

And on top of that... Irn Bru ! Phenomenal ! :O
postie 7 | 112  
1 Mar 2008 /  #27
Poles are eating swans????? But they weigh tons and I've never seen any pachyderms in east London..

I bet they sell the ivory tusks too!
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
1 Mar 2008 /  #28
Irn-Bru is legendary, a drink of champions. Has anyone tried Moray Cup from Banffshire?
osiol 55 | 3,922  
1 Mar 2008 /  #29
I've never seen any pachyderms in east London

This may be something to do with this:

You can't see 'Ackney marsh for the 'ouses,
You can't see the 'ouses for 'Ackney marsh.

You can't see the swans for 'Ackney marsh, the 'ouses and all the tents full of Poles and Romanians.

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