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 ?
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?
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!
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