The village of Great Witchingham is located in Norfolk, England and lies some 18 km north-west of Norwich. The small village is mainly known for being home to the Animal Ark, or Norfolk Wildlife Centre and Country Park, a great tourist attraction in the district of Broadland.
While the Animal Ark protects animals from harm and is campaigning for more protected wildlife habitats, Bernard Matthews Farms at Great Witchingham serves as the turkey farms’ headquarters and two of their factories are located near the village.
At the Animal Ark, however, birds and other wildlife couldn’t be happier. Here ducks and swans don’t have to duck and dive to avoid being served up with stuffing and cranberry sauce. Instead, they can enjoy floating serenely on the ponds and waterfowl lake and watch tourists strolling past. Tranquillity and peace reign supreme at the Animal Ark, while over at the turkey farm the slaughter goes on and on.
Do the inhabitants of Animal Ark have anything to complain about? Certainly!
“Won’t somebody tell the colony of herons to keep down the noise? Duckling, mind that carp snapping at a passing fly!”
In the petting zoo pen the goats can be rather naughty, but they do love a cuddle and can’t wait to be fed. Visitors can purchase a small bag of special pellets and feed the goats, but the naughty critters often try to have a nibble of visitors’ clothes, handbags and cameras, too.
While no visitor is likely to come to harm while stroking a chinchilla or engage in conversation with a cockatiel, over at the factories workers might suffer from industrial illness caused by repetitive strain or have an accident with the turkey-slicing, dicing machinery. Factories are definitely dangerous places, no matter how stringent the health and safety precautions put in place to keep everyone safe. There’s always the human error element that can trip best laid plans up in a big way.
In the Guinea Pig Village at the Animal Ark, small visitors might get a nip if they dare to lift up a grumpy rodent, but they are unlikely to suffer more than a brief fright. Even when meeting wallabies, chipmunks and ferrets visitors won’t have to fear for their lives. Animals on the whole are far too polite to cause trouble.
Being accidentally locked into a refrigeration unit at a butchers, however, is a real possibility, as is having your fingers severed in a work-related accident. If you have suffered an injury in an accident at work – with or without turkeys – call Accident Advice Helpline and make an injury claim in Great Witchingham. Provided your accident happened within the last 3 years and was caused by somebody else’s negligence, you have a valid claim.
How can you make an injury claim in Great Witchingham?
Talk to Accident Advice Helpline’s expert on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 and find out how easy it is to make an injury claim in Great Witchingham, when you’ve got one of their no win, no fee* legal partners on your side.
Date Published: 25th September 2013