We are now a member of the Livestock Conservancy. You don’t have to be a farmer to be a member, they also offer a products directory for the consumer that wants to support rare breeds.
Rare breeds are important both as links to our history, and as a gene bank going forward for the production industry to draw genes from when market demands change. If a rare breed is lost, we can never get it back.
We personally are providing direct support to the Cotswold breed, but we stand with farmers that support any rare breeds.
The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived, though its first material expression be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again inspire the composer; but when the last individual of a race of living beings breathes no more, another heaven and another earth must pass before such a one can be again. – William Beebe, The Bird (1906)