Mutton Renaissance Campaign

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The Mutton Renaissance Campaign was founded in 2004 by Charles, Prince of Wales to advocate for the consumption of mutton (and not lamb) by Britons. The Prince, who calls mutton his "favourite dish", also aims to support British sheep farmers struggling to sell their older animals.[1] The Renaissance Campaign seeks to create a specific new definition for mutton, which the meat is that from an animal older than two years, aged for two weeks after slaughter by hanging, and traceable to an origin on a particular farm where it was fed on forage (rather than high-concentration grain). The organization's website also maintains lists of restaurants serving mutton as well as places to buy the meat in the UK.

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  1. ^ Apple Jr., R.W. (March 29, 2006). "Much Ado About Mutton, but Not in These Parts". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-01-23. "The Prince of Wales recently launched a crusade to reawaken Britain's taste for mutton, which he calls "my favorite dish." 

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