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In Britain ostriches are penned up, their eggs taken away and their chicks killed at one year old.

Slaughter bound ostriches are often starved for hours or days before they are killed. Moved in all kinds of weather, they endure cold, damp, thirst, heat stress, panic and terror. In cattle transporters, they jump into one another and run into walls screaming. Viva! persuaded Waitrose and other supermarkets to dump ostrich meat.

Read more about the problems associated with ostrich farming

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Waitrose Supermarkets have dropped the sale of ostrich meat from all its stores.
Supporters of the animal charity Viva! will stage a photo call outside Waitrose supermarket.

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