29 September 2011
Labour MP Misguided In Acting Against Mad Butcher
The owner of The Mad Butcher chain, Michael Morton, says Labour MP Darien Fenton is grossly misguided in suggesting a
boycott of the butcheries.
“She is having a go at The Mad Butcher founder, Sir Peter Leitch, simply because he made some nice remarks about the
Prime Minister, John Key. Well he has made favourable comments in the past also about the former Prime Minister, Helen
Clark, and she (Ms Fenton) didn’t get mad about that,” said Mr Morton today.
“Sir Peter hasn’t owned The Mad Butcher for more than two years now, although he still promotes the brand.
“Her postings on the internet are mean-spirited. Peter has earned his knighthood – he has not only done a lot for New
Zealand in supporting the Warriors and contributing to charity, but he is also apolitical.
“And to also try to drag the company into her argument is ridiculous. I think she owes apologies all round.”