Every year, almost 100,000 haggis are needlessly slaughtered in haggis processing centres around the country to cater for the ever-increasing popularity of Scottish haggis.

Once, the Highlands of Scotland were teeming with these cute creatures, but modern-day intensive haggis farming has caused the numbers of wild haggis to decline sharply.

Please click here for a bigger picture.There are various haggis processing plants in Scotland, with most of them being located in the Highlands, although more and more centres are being opened in the central belt near their intended markets.  The most modern haggis processing plant is situated on the A82 Glasgow-Fort William road at Loch Lomond.

Please click here for a bigger picture.The haggis are farmed on the summit of the hills before being forced towards the pipes.  The force of gravity is then used to hurl the haggis downwards towards the lethal haggis squashers.  These squashers are touted as being "modern and humane" towards the haggis, but the end result is the same...

Haggis are needlessly tortured and suffer absolute agony before finally dying in this "humane" way by these despicable mechanisms.  Once processed, these haggis are sold to butchers and supermarkets all around the world (even through the World-wide Web!) for Scots and would-be Scots to celebrate the life of the great poet, Rabbie Burns (1759-1796).

Burns Suppers are now so popular that they last from November to March, thus creating even more suffering for these poor, innocent creatures.

We are not asking for a total ban on Burns Suppers, or, indeed, a total ban on haggis.

Artificial haggis that is just as tasty can be made using white puddings and haggis can still be farmed, but in a more humane and natural method, such as the methods used to farm both highland cattle and the midge.

Please give this cause some serious thought.  If invited to a Burns Supper, insist on artificial haggis.

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