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British Falklands veterans are intensifying fund-raising efforts to finance their mass pilgrimage to the Falkland Islands next year to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1982 Conflict.
The Falkland Islands have opened an abattoir, built to European Union standards, to allow farmers on the Islands to export meat produced using traditional methods from livestock fed on natural pastures. The steel-framed structure is 6 kilometres from Stanley and will have the capacity to process 1,500 sheep and up to 200 cattle per week.
Many Falkland Island people are today celebrating Falkland Day. The holiday was introduced in 1992, Heritage year to mark the anniversary of the sighting of the Islands in 1592 by John Davis. This holiday replaced peat cutting Monday, which used to be taken on the first Monday in October.
Falklands plants collected in recent years could survive for a hundred years if carefully maintained in the correct conditions in the newly created National Herbarium in Stanley. Further funding is needed for fireproof cabinets to provided adequate protection for the plants.