Regrann from @ackire07 - #justwait #watchtilltheend #Repost b@donnamaria1961
Please watch till the end
It’s a nice ending because #veganism is #life .
In the #UK , sheep are farmed for their meat, #milk and #wool . They are often #misunderstood , and derided for being ‘stupid’ simply because they flock together for protection, in the same way as some bird and fish species. In fact, when they feel safe and secure, sheep will show that they are bright and #inquisitive , loving and gentle, and every bit as #cheeky as goats. It’s just that on farms, they are not given the opportunity to be themselves.
On sanctuaries, however, it’s a different story!
Nothing #natural about lambing
Have you ever wondered how all the ewes give birth around the same time? This is no natural cycle, it’s done deliberately to ensure lambing takes place at a convenient time for the farmer, and to force ewes to give birth sooner to catch the higher prices for the new season lamb market. To do this, hormones are either implanted under the skin or a sponge is inserted into the vagina.
Insemination may be done artificially, too, with the semen collected from a ram using an electric probe, and then inserted into the female who may be strapped to a rack. It’s distressing and can be painful for both.
Naturally, ewes would give birth to a single lamb. However, through human manipulation, many sheep are now selectively breed to produce two or even three lambs, which is intended to increase the industry’s profitability. But ewes have just two teats, so a third lamb will either be given to a different ewe, bottle fed, or force fed through a tube into their stomachs.
If ewes bred naturally, they would give birth in spring but too many are now forced to give birth in the dead of winter. Millions of lambs die each year at birth or soon after due to exposure, disease of malnutrition.
Most sheep in the UK are farmed outdoors, exposed to extreme weather conditions with little or no shelter from the elements, and they receive little in the way of individual care.
Video @vswolf @animalrightsaus
#baby #cutepe - 15 hours ago