The poultry industry has called for John Howard to eat duck in public to highlight the message that Australian poultry is safe from bird flu.
John Millington, the manager of Luv-A-Duck at Nhill in Victoria, says the Prime Minister should follow the lead of other countries in reassuring consumers.
“The prime minister in Turkey, he ate chicken salad at a traditional dinner to break the daily fast of ramadan, and that was really to show his confidence in the control efforts by the authorities in Turkey. So what we need now is our prime minister to do the same thing. Sit up heartily to a duck dinner.”
While our PM sits down to one formerly feathered feast, why not two?
I propose that a more suitable dish to be served to our PM is crow.
“Truth is absolute, truth is supreme, truth is never disposable in national political life” – John Howard, 25 August 1995.
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