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Hillside animal sanctuary have acquired a lamb! Yours??

Last post Mon, May 28 2012 22:44 by old mcdonald. 26 replies.
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  • Sun, Apr 29 2012 10:50

    • Murky
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    Hillside animal sanctuary have acquired a lamb! Yours??

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=319753781420866&set=a.137271699669076.27083.135561519840094&type=1&ref=nf Hmm, theft? Illegal movement, no ear tag, flock number.
  • Sun, Apr 29 2012 13:41 In reply to

    Re: Hillside animal sanctuary have acquired a lamb! Yours??

    Murky:
    Hmm, theft? Illegal movement, no ear tag, flock number.

    Exactly, and if you read the comments below the photo you will realise just how clueless these townies are. One of them said that at least now one lamb would live until next year and not end up on someone's plate. What about the millions of lambs kept for breeding ?

    http://www.holidaycambriancoast.co.uk/

  • Sun, Apr 29 2012 14:01 In reply to

    • henarar
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    Re: Hillside animal sanctuary have acquired a lamb! Yours??

    Tom dont look in bad nick though

  • Sun, Apr 29 2012 14:05 In reply to

    Re: Hillside animal sanctuary have acquired a lamb! Yours??

    I'll be going to rescue him back in about 3 months time, armed with tags and a movement licence of course.
    http://www.holidaycambriancoast.co.uk/

  • Sun, Apr 29 2012 14:07 In reply to

    • henarar
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    Re: Hillside animal sanctuary have acquired a lamb! Yours??

    I was waiting for that

  • Sun, Apr 29 2012 14:53 In reply to

    • Murky
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    Re: Hillside animal sanctuary have acquired a lamb! Yours??

    Would be good if it's proper owner could come forward.
  • Mon, Apr 30 2012 9:06 In reply to

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    Re: Hillside animal sanctuary have acquired a lamb! Yours??

     No, but thanks for asking 

  • Mon, Apr 30 2012 9:28 In reply to

    • Peter Wells
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    Re: Hillside animal sanctuary have acquired a lamb! Yours??

    Their blurb is a good example of 'copy writing.' I quote:

    This little lamb was brought to Hillside two weeks ago, after he was found, newly-born, dying and abandoned in a field. He has recovered well and spends the days frollicking around in the garden. His name is Thomas...

    The copywriter has set the scene to appeal to the urban mind-set: 

    Note use of the verbs 'found' and 'abandoned' as being actions taken by a) a caring person and b) a careless person. Note also the assumptions lying behind the noun 'field' as being a lonely desolate place as opposed to the controlled environment of the garden in which 'Thomas' has found joy to the extent that he now frolics..

    The sublimal message is that: Thanks to 'us' (the copywriters at Hillside) this abandoned, unloved, unwanted helpless animal now has a rewarding fullfilling life ahead.

    I guess Hillside sanctuary have found a suitable way to interest potential donors.

    Are we merely seeing an aspect of human nature in action, or has my natural scepticism got the better of me?

     

     

      

  • Mon, Apr 30 2012 12:47 In reply to

    Re: Hillside animal sanctuary have acquired a lamb! Yours??

     Seems the rule of law doesn't apply when there's a cute photo opportunity!

    Trespass, theft, unlicensed livestock movement and unresgistered livestock!

    "Dogs look up to us, cats look down on us, but pigs treat us as equals." (Sir Winston Churchill)
  • Mon, Apr 30 2012 14:28 In reply to

    • BrownCow
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    Re: Hillside animal sanctuary have acquired a lamb! Yours??

    They will have a holding number, CRN number, flock book and meds book but are they Farm Assured? 

    Do as you would be done by.
  • Mon, Apr 30 2012 15:06 In reply to

    • Murky
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    Re: Hillside animal sanctuary have acquired a lamb! Yours??

    They will have a holding no. But did they fill and log a movement form for the removal (or theft) and movement of the lamb to the sanctuary? Doubt they will be farm assured unless they plan to eat Shetland pony's, ex racers etc..........yum!
  • Mon, Apr 30 2012 19:16 In reply to

    • henarar
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    Re: Hillside animal sanctuary have acquired a lamb! Yours??

    O but he is cute though, there is a place not far from here like that, we went for a look a copple of years ago they had some cattle there that were dumped at the gate as calfs they would be worth a fortune now

    they had the tallest steer in the country a few years ago

    I think they do a good job

  • Tue, May 1 2012 9:30 In reply to

    • BrownCow
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    Re: Hillside animal sanctuary have acquired a lamb! Yours??

    henarar:
    O but he is cute though
    Tongue Tied

    C*** is a banned word in our house.  What exactly does it mean?

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  • Tue, May 1 2012 9:34 In reply to

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    Re: Hillside animal sanctuary have acquired a lamb! Yours??

    Cute I spose

  • Tue, May 1 2012 9:54 In reply to

    • BrownCow
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    Re: Hillside animal sanctuary have acquired a lamb! Yours??

    henarar:

    Cute I spose

    Ick!
    Do as you would be done by.
  • Thu, May 3 2012 19:33 In reply to

    Re: Hillside animal sanctuary have acquired a lamb! Yours??

     I notice that the string of comments that point out ear tags, movment license, trespass, theft etc have now been removed from the picture in question. Now it's back to a bunch of animal rights loons saying how wonderful it is that he's been rescued from the dinner plate! How surprising!

    "Dogs look up to us, cats look down on us, but pigs treat us as equals." (Sir Winston Churchill)
  • Thu, May 3 2012 19:42 In reply to

    • old mcdonald
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    Re: Hillside animal sanctuary have acquired a lamb! Yours??

    Does anybody know if Defra and the police are doing anything about the illegal movement and theft? FW should make some noises about it. We all know what it will lead to - some idiot picking up a dozy little calf on the same grounds of it being "abandoned" and then an irate suckler cow kills them. Of course unless there witnesses nobody will know why the idiot was killed by the cow, and the cow and the farmer will be blamed.

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  • Thu, May 3 2012 19:57 In reply to

    Re: Hillside animal sanctuary have acquired a lamb! Yours??

    Wouldn't it almost be poetic justice if the fox had him ?
    http://www.holidaycambriancoast.co.uk/

  • Thu, May 3 2012 20:12 In reply to

    • Concerned
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    Re: Hillside animal sanctuary have acquired a lamb! Yours??

    I doubt they will be so rightious when Thomas achieves his ambition and dies on them ?
  • Thu, May 3 2012 20:23 In reply to

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    Re: Hillside animal sanctuary have acquired a lamb! Yours??

    I accidentally phoned FW to ask their opinion, maybe something will appear tomorrow ? I did notice several posts have been removed, they also have been illegally releasing grey squirrels and Canada geese into the wild.
  • Thu, May 3 2012 20:24 In reply to

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    Re: Hillside animal sanctuary have acquired a lamb! Yours??

    I also understand that a friend has spoken to trading standards.
  • Fri, May 4 2012 10:03 In reply to

    Re: Hillside animal sanctuary have acquired a lamb! Yours??

    Didn't get very far according to Horse & Hound Forums "For those who followed the thefts which were encouraged and supported by Hillside Animal Sanctuary, near Norwich, it's interesting to see that those posts which have pointed out the facts, and the law, have all been removed, and it seems that I'm no longer welcome!! Another point is that I reported the theft of the lamb to Trading Standards, and it seems that there is a degree of nepotism involved, because Trading Standards passed on some cattle to The Sanctuary (assuming that's what it is), and seem loathe to take action against them. If you are seen to assist a government body, it seems, you're immune form prosecution. There is something very wrong with that, and if we can't have a Trading Standards who are impartial, then their whole being should be in question. Natural England were similarly concerned at the release into the wild of restricted creatures, so it all seems to have been a complete waist of time. I suppose that the Police will show no interest whatsoever in the cage trap which contained the squirrel, and which as stolen goods, Hillside willingly took possession of. Some of these charities need close inspection, or a moral form of audit, I feel. "
  • Fri, May 4 2012 10:10 In reply to

    • BrownCow
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    Re: Hillside animal sanctuary have acquired a lamb! Yours??

    combat_claire:
    I suppose that the Police will show no interest whatsoever in the cage trap which contained the squirrel, and which as stolen goods, Hillside willingly took possession of.

    There are grants available to trap squirrels.

    Do as you would be done by.
  • Fri, May 25 2012 16:48 In reply to

    • andy h
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    Re: Hillside animal sanctuary have acquired a lamb! Yours??

    Just to update on this: 

    I posted on their Facebook page, and the post is still there.

    We wrote to DEFRA and received a reply saying that the matter has been brought to the attention of Norfolk County Council who are the responsible body in that area. The owner has expressed his concern, and has been advised to report the matter to the Police. The Council will consider the available evidence and decide if a crime has been committed and if any action should be taken.

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  • Fri, May 25 2012 18:29 In reply to

    • Murky
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    Re: Hillside animal sanctuary have acquired a lamb! Yours??

    So, has the proper owner come forward? Guess the council will be as much use as a chocolate teapot!
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