Sadistic sheep killers must be caught

Sadistic sheep killers must be caught

Sadistic sheep killers must be caught

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A DISGUSTED livestock owner who had one of her tame pregnant ewes slaughtered and skinned has branded the culprit as “sadistic” and “sick”.

The woman, who declined to be named, said her 20-year-old son discovered the ewe had been butchered and cut to pieces in a field off Broomhall Lane between Worcester and Kempsey after the killer or killers gained access from the A38.

He discovered the grisly remains of the pure Suffolk when completing his rounds at 10am on Wednesday. The killing would have been carried out after 7pm on Tuesday and has been reported to police.

They found the skin and fleece still attached to the skull, the hind legs broken, the jaw bone discarded and other bones including the spine and hip bones dumped in a brook.

She said the ewe, which was in lamb, was a hand-reared orphan and trusting of human beings. At first she thought a fox had attacked the animal.

She said: “We would like other people to know because this is just so well organised. It’s shocking. People have to be aware. We have been told by police it could have been done for meat but they’re not sure. We feel awful.

“We would never allow one of our ewes or any one of our livestock to have their throat slit to be bled out like this. Our animals are always humanely dispatched.

“They caused so much suffering to her. That they could cause so much suffering to any animal and leave us just to find the remains was just appalling and absolutely disgusting.

"She would have been the easiest target because she was one of the tamest. I just think they’re sick and sadistic.”

Oliver Cartwright, National Farmers’ Union spokesman, said: “This is a disturbing case and I’m sure it would have been very distressing for the animal and also the livestock owners who made the discovery.

“Livestock theft does happen from time to time but this is something completely different and is more unusual.

"There are all sorts of serious animal welfare and health issues connected to this and at an abattoir, for example, animals are inspected to ensure the meat is fit to eat.

“I would urge anyone offered cheap meat under suspicious circumstances not to be tempted and speak with the police, environmental health or Trading Standards.”

West Mercia Police is investigating possible connections with another similar incident in Lower Howsell Lane, Leigh Sinton, overnight on June 24 and June 25.

A spokesman for the police said those responsible had been disturbed in the act but a ewe had been killed. The crime reference number is 0209S 121212 and those with information can contact police on 101.

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12:53pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Mr Blobby1 says...

Disgusting. Whoever did this should be 'butchered and cut to pieces'.
Disgusting. Whoever did this should be 'butchered and cut to pieces'. Mr Blobby1
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5:18pm Mon 17 Dec 12

ak47/blade says...

I Hope who ever did this rots in hell. What a disgusting, sick thing to do to a poor defenceless animal. Karma's a bi*ch and the twisted people who did this deserve everythin they get, if, and when, they are caught.
I Hope who ever did this rots in hell. What a disgusting, sick thing to do to a poor defenceless animal. Karma's a bi*ch and the twisted people who did this deserve everythin they get, if, and when, they are caught. ak47/blade
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6:59pm Mon 17 Dec 12

thecigarman says...

Truely sick. This is common in eastern europe.
Truely sick. This is common in eastern europe. thecigarman
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8:07pm Mon 17 Dec 12

induby says...

what an awful and disgusting thing to do, cant believe how sick some people are, i hope they find who did it before they do it again, poor little thing xxx
what an awful and disgusting thing to do, cant believe how sick some people are, i hope they find who did it before they do it again, poor little thing xxx induby
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11:08pm Mon 17 Dec 12

cahaph says...

This awful suffering inflicted on an innocent sheep!!! But seriously if this was done for the meat why go to the extent of redressing the carcass? Something isn't right here and seems rather ritualistic or at least the work of someone or persons who are very warped.
This awful suffering inflicted on an innocent sheep!!! But seriously if this was done for the meat why go to the extent of redressing the carcass? Something isn't right here and seems rather ritualistic or at least the work of someone or persons who are very warped. cahaph
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9:26am Tue 18 Dec 12

DanMacc says...

I know this wont get posted because the government is covering up anyone trying to forewarn people but, you must ask yourselves, could this be aliens?

Is this linked to the Mayan prophecy that the world will end on the 21st December 2012? We are seeing more and more strange activity the nearer we get to this date and people have linked cattle mutilations to Aliens for many, many years. I hope I am wrong.

If I am wrong, I hope they catch the people who did this.
I know this wont get posted because the government is covering up anyone trying to forewarn people but, you must ask yourselves, could this be aliens? Is this linked to the Mayan prophecy that the world will end on the 21st December 2012? We are seeing more and more strange activity the nearer we get to this date and people have linked cattle mutilations to Aliens for many, many years. I hope I am wrong. If I am wrong, I hope they catch the people who did this. DanMacc
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10:40am Tue 18 Dec 12

murray kelso says...

DanMacc wrote:
I know this wont get posted because the government is covering up anyone trying to forewarn people but, you must ask yourselves, could this be aliens?

Is this linked to the Mayan prophecy that the world will end on the 21st December 2012? We are seeing more and more strange activity the nearer we get to this date and people have linked cattle mutilations to Aliens for many, many years. I hope I am wrong.

If I am wrong, I hope they catch the people who did this.
Despite numerous calls from MI6, MI5, the CIA and NSA, we're refusing to remove your comment, DanMacc.
If you want to suggest that this could be the work of evil other-worldly beings then we're not going to let anyone get in your way.

Meanwhile, if you *are* wrong, then I also hope the people responsible are caught.

MK - Digital Editor
[quote][p][bold]DanMacc[/bold] wrote: I know this wont get posted because the government is covering up anyone trying to forewarn people but, you must ask yourselves, could this be aliens? Is this linked to the Mayan prophecy that the world will end on the 21st December 2012? We are seeing more and more strange activity the nearer we get to this date and people have linked cattle mutilations to Aliens for many, many years. I hope I am wrong. If I am wrong, I hope they catch the people who did this.[/p][/quote]Despite numerous calls from MI6, MI5, the CIA and NSA, we're refusing to remove your comment, DanMacc. If you want to suggest that this could be the work of evil other-worldly beings then we're not going to let anyone get in your way. Meanwhile, if you *are* wrong, then I also hope the people responsible are caught. MK - Digital Editor murray kelso
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11:01am Tue 18 Dec 12

DanMacc says...

Thank you Murray,

You are a good man and if you knock on the door of my stronghold begging for mercy,once society has collapsed, I shall grant it.
Thank you Murray, You are a good man and if you knock on the door of my stronghold begging for mercy,once society has collapsed, I shall grant it. DanMacc
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11:12am Tue 18 Dec 12

thecigarman says...

murray kelso wrote:
DanMacc wrote: I know this wont get posted because the government is covering up anyone trying to forewarn people but, you must ask yourselves, could this be aliens? Is this linked to the Mayan prophecy that the world will end on the 21st December 2012? We are seeing more and more strange activity the nearer we get to this date and people have linked cattle mutilations to Aliens for many, many years. I hope I am wrong. If I am wrong, I hope they catch the people who did this.
Despite numerous calls from MI6, MI5, the CIA and NSA, we're refusing to remove your comment, DanMacc. If you want to suggest that this could be the work of evil other-worldly beings then we're not going to let anyone get in your way. Meanwhile, if you *are* wrong, then I also hope the people responsible are caught. MK - Digital Editor
hahahaha spot on
[quote][p][bold]murray kelso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DanMacc[/bold] wrote: I know this wont get posted because the government is covering up anyone trying to forewarn people but, you must ask yourselves, could this be aliens? Is this linked to the Mayan prophecy that the world will end on the 21st December 2012? We are seeing more and more strange activity the nearer we get to this date and people have linked cattle mutilations to Aliens for many, many years. I hope I am wrong. If I am wrong, I hope they catch the people who did this.[/p][/quote]Despite numerous calls from MI6, MI5, the CIA and NSA, we're refusing to remove your comment, DanMacc. If you want to suggest that this could be the work of evil other-worldly beings then we're not going to let anyone get in your way. Meanwhile, if you *are* wrong, then I also hope the people responsible are caught. MK - Digital Editor[/p][/quote]hahahaha spot on thecigarman
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11:57am Tue 18 Dec 12

Nikrem says...

What on earth is wrong with people.?
What on earth is wrong with people.? Nikrem
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