I have heard farmers talking about how they found their sheep dead in the snow and how upset they were because of the money lost.
Farmers, if you cared enough for your sheep and lambs why don’t you breed the lambs later in the season when the weather would be a lot better? You are in control of the breeding programme after all.
I feel farmers need a lot more humanity in looking after their animals especially the newborn, and if they looked upon them as sentient creatures rather then a money bag, we might have living lambs right now, instead of dead sheep found in the ditches and along the walls trying to seek shelter from the snow in Shropshire. These sheep are good mothers and should be treated with respect.
I found it extremely upsetting to hear mother sheep had died standing up over their new born lambs trying to shelter them from the snow.
Come on farmers, I expect you retreated to a nice warm house during this cold spell. What happened to the shelter you should have prepared for these sheep? You had plenty of warning about the cold weather to come.
Farmers have subjected their animals to a horrible death when they were supposed to be protecting them.