… seven Swans a swimming, six geese a laying, five gold rings, four colly birds, three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.
More food! But surely the swans were the property of the sovereign? So perhaps her true love was royalty? Or else a poacher!
I do not wish to be rude about our Queen. I do like her very much. However, I wish she would/could do something about the suffering of her swans here in the UK. Every year, RSPCA, WWT, and independent wildlife hospitals care for thousands of sick swans.
Whilst foraging for food in water, swans also ingest spent lead shotgun pellets, and anglers weights. By mistake, or even on purpose, mistaking it for grit which they eat to help grind up food. Which leads to an awful lot of sickly lead-poisoned swans. Lead angler weights are now banned, as is the use of…
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