Animals’ Angels attend the yard where just over 4.700 sheep and lambs are for sale.
The DPIRD are just leaving so we check every pen and note long uncut claws on a few sheep. The claws do not appear to hinder their movement at this time but if left they could do.
We observe three pens of small lambs. All animals are well past the weaning stage but still look so vulnerable.
Management and Animals’ Angels check all the sheep designated unfit for sale, and isolate those who are unfit for transport. One sheep ‘Jake’ is not using his hoof to bear his weight. He is knuckling over and limps when moving. He, along with approx. 6 others, are shot.