These are local chickens for local people

Tesco has been criticised by environmentalists for selling chicken labelled as 'local' that has actually been on a 1,000-mile round trip to be slaughtered and packaged.

The supermarket is currently stocking poultry reared on a site in North-East Scotland that is sent 499 miles to Essex to be processed before being returned to Scotland to go on sale.

According to a report by the Meat Trades Journal, chickens killed at the Grampian Country Foods slaughterhouse in Coupar Angus, Perthshire, have been shipped to Witham in south-east Essex since the nearby packaging plant in Banff, Aberdeenshire shut down last year.

The supermarket has defended its actions however by saying that it didn't have any option. It would not comment on how many chickens were being sent to Essex but said the situation would be resolved later this year.

Pullet the other one Tesco, how long are you going to capon doing these sort of things?