World News! Another non-event of avian flu breaks out here in the UK… but look closely at the picture. Each of the hens has been debeaked, a practice that removes one-half to two-thirds of the beak of the bird to reduce cannibalistic pecking. A behaviour brought about by overstocking, overcrowding, boredom and stress. Surely in todays drive for better animal welfare it’s time we addressed the cause and not the symptom, remove the factors that cause cannabilistic pecking and #keepdabeak ?