The headlines shout.
A SHEEP which was stranded on a cliff ledge for a month was shot dead after a rescue attempt was deemed too dangerous, the RSPCA said today.I just watched on my local news station with incredulity how this sheep was shot by the RSPCA to 'save it from itself!' In the same breath the announcer stated:
While the sheep was stuck half way up a cliff face for a month and looked in good health It had to be shot for it's own good.
Smokers, watch out, someone wants to save you from yourself!
"The sheep was humanely destroyed yesterday evening, as arranged by the owner. The procedure was carried out quickly and cleanly and the sheep would not have suffered.
"This is a very sad situation and we understand the public's concern. We wish to assure people that this difficult decision was taken in the very best interests of the animal involved."
You have been warned.