DAY 249: INJURED SHEEP IN FIELD – WHAT DOES ONE DO?
Out in Somerset again this weekend. Beautiful day, perfect views, horrible sight. Saw this ewe limping with her lamb. Foot rot most likely. She wasn’t the only one, in a field of some 60 sheep there were maybe 10 or more that were in a very bad way.
Nothing unusual I suppose. This must be happening up and down the land, But it somewhat undermines the idyllic view that we may have of farms, whether they are sunny, beautiful or organic.
As a member of the public with rucsac on back, sandwich in hand and smile dropping down face, what do you do?
I spoke to the local farm (yea farm), got the telephone number of the neighbouring farm that was responsible for the sheep (not Yea farm but a farm in Stogumber, run by a farmer called Gibbons apparently) and have reported this to the RSPCA and to trading standards as well.
It feels almost pedantic doing this. But not pedantic for the sheep
Will update you if anything is actually done.
And in case you are near….