UK chef kills swan to answer question: do all swans belong to the Queen?

That Mother’s Day goose I made? It was awful. And wildly over-priced. I won’t be doing that again anytime soon. Although I have gotten much better at bread making thanks to some personalized tips from Chef Bryan.

The U.K. Telegraph reports that a chef has appeared in court charged with killing and cooking a swan in a case set to test the ancient law that all 30,000 wild swans in Britain belong to the Queen (right, not exactly as shown).

Mohammed Miah, 29, of Bedford, was allegedly found with blood and feathers on his hands, while the carcass of the bird was found in a black bin bag.

Miah was charged after an investigation by police and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).

He is accused of stealing the swan from the Crown and killing it in Bedford during the early hours of May 10.

Simon Cocksedge, defending, at Bedford Magistrates Court asked for the case to be adjourned for time to research the law relating to swans.

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