Thanks to Pym Purnell on Twitter for sending me this story:
A sheep farmer watched in horror as two men slit the throat of one of his in-lamb ewes in a field in broad daylight.
Adam Neachell and one of his workers were moving an electric fence in a field of turnips when they noticed the flock of Texel cross Mule ewes acting out of character.
“It is a big 120-acre field and the sheep were running towards us, as if there was a dog in with them,” said Mr Neachell, of Shrubbery Farm, Aldridge, West Midlands.
They hopped on a quad bike to investigate and came across two men with one of the ewes, with her throat slit and dying.
“The men were Asian, aged about 25-30 and wearing dark clothing,” Mr Neachell recalled. “As soon as they saw us, they ran off.”
What shocked Mr Neachell was that it was 11.30am and the field has a public footpath running through it, which dozens of walkers use every day.
In the UK, “Asian” usually means muslim. It is highly unlikely these men were Japanese for example. Pym Purnell asked the following:
I recall cases where animals had their throats cut as preperation for possible terrorist attacks https://t.co/KV0mOxrYzM
— Pym Purnell (@PymPurnell) February 14, 2021
We of course, have no idea if this action is a prelude to anything. But the video below from 2014 appears to be a prelude to this event in any case:
Cute sheep throat slitting song there.