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UK Farmers’ Union Attacks BBC’s Anti-Meat Bias

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Framers Guardian

NFU deputy president Guy Smith has said politicians who control the BBC’s licence fee must tackle pro-vegan bias at the broadcaster.

A BBC Christmas ad featuring turkeys wearing ‘I love vegans’ jumpers
A BBC Christmas ad featuring turkeys wearing ‘I love vegans’ jumpers

The union leader warned vegans had been allowed to ‘hijack’ the climate change debate and distort the BBC’s reporting.

Speaking at the NFU leadership hustings in Skelmersdale last Wednesday (January 22), Mr Smith said: “It is time to go to the politicians, because they control the licence fee.

“I am fed up with writing letters. I must have written three or four letters about Chris Packham, and every time I write a letter, he seems to get another series.

“My Clacton MP sits on the select committee for culture, media and sport, and they have an obligation to make the BBC have proper journalistic standards.

“Let’s go to them and say there is a vegan hijack to this argument and you have got to stop it.

“They are not reporting in a balanced way.”

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