All I wished was for a farmer not to subject walkers with unwarranted risk of disease and upset whilst walking on a public footpath...and to treat his fallen livestock with a modicum of dignity...Ummm, what?
Resident Wez Hollin’s 19-year-old daughter Liselle was distressed after she came across the sheep whilst walking the family dog.
Wez said: “She was walking down the path and came across a decomposing dead sheep with no eyes.
“It had been tied to a gatepost right at the side of the footpath.
“It really disturbed her. And surely it’s a health risk by this time.”
Her fiance Simon Teale, 46, went to help Liselle after she found the sheep.And, as you do these days, went straight to the local paper to register the shock, distress, and OUTRAGE! that seeing a dead sheep causes today's overprotected and pampered children.
Whereupon the comment section tore into her much like those sheep-worrying dogs...
Mr Middleton said he had now removed the sheep and had not wanted to upset responsibile dog owners.
He said: “It’s a busy pathway down by the river. When the weather is right over 100 dogs go over there every day.
“I’ve nothing against dog owners. I want them to help me find out who it is who is letting her dogs chase my sheep.”The first commenter has the best suggestion. Just shoot the dog!