Pity the poor old dragon, a relatively harmless beast (when not provoked) yet all but hunted to extinction except in the nether regions of Wales.
Now it seems that Nanny is about to terminate the remains of this noble species, by banning it altogether.
In November Nanny informed the makers of Welsh Dragon Sausages that they could face legal action, if they did not specify which meat they were using.
Nanny has it in her head that some people are so stupid that if they buy a Welsh Dragon sausage, they might think that they are eating dragon meat. The fact that the ingredients (pork etc) are listed on the packet seems to cut no ice with Nanny.
You see folks, in her eyes, we are as thick as sh*t. For sure that may be the case if we allow her to keep Nannying us in this manner. Once you become dependent on someone/something, you decline both mentally and physically.
Jon Carthew, of the Black Mountains Smokery at Crickhowell, thinks the idea is bollocks.
"I don't think any of our customers actually believe that we use dragon meat.
We use the word dragon because it is synonymous with Wales
and because of the heat with the chilli.
To add the word pork means it loses its marketing appeal.
It is bureaucracy gone mad.
It states quite clearly on the label that pork is among the ingredients
but they want pork to feature in the actual name of the product."
Nanny's chums on Powys council said:
"The product Welsh Dragon Sausage was not sufficiently precise
to inform a purchaser of the true nature of the food.
I don't think anyone would imagine that dragon meat was being used
but we would not want vegetarians to buy the sausages
believing they were meat-free."
Are vegetarians incapable of reading labels listing ingredients?
Does that mean that Richmond Thick Irish Sausages will have to change their name?
Does that mean that when I drink a can of Red Stripe, I should sue the brewer because there is no red stripe in my lager?
What about Brussels sprouts? They are not necessarily sourced from Brussels.
Indeed, what about John Prescott; some would have you believe that he is Deputy Prime Minister, a breach of the trades description act if ever there was one!