Scotland Launches Emergency Sheep Welfare Scheme

The Scottish Government today launched its scheme to avert an animal welfare catastrophe on Scotland's hills. Around 250,000 light lambs which should have already been slaughtered and shipped to European markets now face starvation because of the onset of winter and of a lack of grazing. The export markets for which these sheep are bred have been closed for most of the past two months and these markets will only reopen, subject to conditions, on Friday (October 12).

Article by SCF

10 October 2007

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