Jim Peet on his ostrich farm near Penrith, Cumbria.

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Jim Peet on his ostrich farm near Penrith, Cumbria. The birds, which have proved adaptable to the climate, are kept for their red meat and feathers. Mr Peet was recently elected chairman of the newly formed British Domesticated Ostrich Society, which is campaigning for an end to the birds' classification as 'dangerous wild animals'

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