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eating meat many years ago. During the course of a
Sunday lunch we happened to look out of the kitchen
window at our young lambs playing happily in the fields.
Glancing down at our plates, we suddenly realised we
were eating the leg of an animal who had until recently
been playing in a field herself. We looked at each other
and said: "Wait a minute, we love these sheep-they're
such gentle creatures. So why are we eating them?" It
was the last time we ever did.
Paul and Linda McCartney
This webpage is part of a series that I hope will
portray the fact that farm animals just like any other
animal are beautiful creatures. Few people, even those
who call themselves animal lovers, really appreciate
what beautiful creatures sheep are both physically and
mentally. Sheep are placid peaceful creatures, which is
sadly the reason they are exploited for food and
clothing. But sheep like your cat or dog are
sentient beings who will respond to you albeit with a
little more caution.
sheep as grass-eating robots but they are complex social
animals. Their brains works in similar ways to our own
Professor Keith Kendrick
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I do not
like eating meat because I have seen lambs and pigs
killed. I saw and felt their pain. They felt the
approaching death. I could not bear it. I cried like a
child. I ran up a hill and could not breathe. I felt
that I was choking. I felt the death of the lamb.
Here in the
UK, compared to factory farmed animals it may seem as
though the sheep has escaped the misery and abuse meted
out to poultry, pigs and cows. Think again.
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