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The Road Haulage Association estimates there is a 100,000 shortfall,
The army stands around 77,500 trained personnel and the new target is 72,500 by 2025.
So even if you think the average infantryman is your ideal Eddie Stobart driver , we are well and truly fucked.
I've read several 'authoritative' figures for the average age of HGV drivers and though different they all come in clustered around 50
Hermit wrote:Looks like there might be mass slaughters on pig-farms, and all Johnson can do is joke about it
Pig industry bosses are warning that the current crisis could lead to a decline in welfare standards. But all I see is shameless gaslighting from an industry that systematically imprisons and hurts pigs before killing them.
I don’t believe for a moment that people in the meat industry care about their pigs. Their whole livelihood is based on slaughtering innocent creatures for profit. What drives them is the money. If farmers are forced to incinerate their pigs, they won’t get the profits they were hoping for. It’s not the loss of life they mind, it’s the loss of money if they can’t sell the dead bodies.
The more interesting question is why people who eat bacon and sausages are suddenly upset about pigs being killed. It’s the same double standard that sees meat-eaters condemn those from other cultures who eat dogs or horses. Parents take their kids to petting zoos to engage with living animals, then buy them a dead animal sandwich from the cafe. I find it odd. Are you teaching them to respect animals or not?
There’s also the people who post photos of “endangered animals” on their social media, before sitting down to eat the carcass of an animal that was imprisoned and slaughtered for them. How can someone gulp and tremble in the waiting room at vets, unable to bear the idea of their pet suffering for even a moment, but then happily eat the fat and flesh of other animals who suffered during their brief, curtailed lives.
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