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on Stranded Sheep,
Oct 28, 2023 10:00 AM CDT
Kayaker Stumbles on Stranded Sheep, 'Britain's Loneliest'
Woman first spotted creature at bottom of Scottish cliff in 2021, then again recently
- A kayaker has made what she calls a "heart-rending" discovery: a sheep she believes has been stuck at the bottom of a Scottish cliff, by itself, for quite some time. Now, Jillian Turner is pleading for help for the woolly creature. The Brora resident tells the
Famous Diana Sweater Fetches
More Than Expected
Sep 14, 2023 2:00 PM CDT
Famous Diana Sweater Fetches
More Than Expected
Iconic sheep garment goes for more than $1M at Sotheby's
- Sotheby's expected a sheep sweater made famous by Princess Diana to sell for $80,000 tops. Instead, it sold for a surprise $1.14 million in the auction that ended on Thursday, reports the BBC . The buyer's identity was not revealed. Bids in the two-week auction were under...
'Dolly the Sheep'
Scientist Is Dead at 79
Sep 11, 2023 11:52 AM CDT
'Dolly the Sheep' Scientist Is Dead at 79
Scotland's Ian Wilmut set off a global discussion on the ethics of cloning
- Ian Wilmut, the cloning pioneer whose work was critical to the creation of Dolly the sheep in 1996, has died at age 79. The University of Edinburgh in Scotland said Wilmut died Sunday of Parkinson's disease, per the AP . Wilmut ignited a global discussion about the ethics of cloning...
Country Plans First Tax
on Cow, Sheep Burps
Jun 12, 2022 7:31 AM CDT
Country Plans First Tax on Cow, Sheep Burps
New Zealand is including agriculture in emissions-trading scheme
- New Zealand is looking into slapping a tax on one of the country's main sources of greenhouse-gas emissions: The livestock that outnumber human New Zealanders by more than seven to one. Agriculture accounts for around half the country's emissions, mainly methane produced by the burps of sheep and...
Shepherd Hopes Germans
Get Her Sheep's Message
Jan 3, 2022 5:38 PM CST
Shepherd Hopes Germans Get Her Sheep's Message
It was easy enough to lead animals to a syringe, woman says
- Tasty bits of bread did the trick for about 700 sheep and goats to join Germany's drive to encourage more people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The animals were arranged on Monday into the shape of a roughly 330-foot syringe in a field at Schneverdingen, south of Hamburg. Shepherd...
Sheep Kills Volunteer Alone
in Pen on Therapy Farm
Dec 8, 2021 11:35 AM CST
Sheep Kills Volunteer Alone in Pen on Therapy Farm
Kim Taylor, 73, was apparently rammed repeatedly
- A "treasured volunteer" at a Massachusetts therapy farm for children was killed on Saturday by one of the animals kept at the farm. Kim Taylor, 73, was alone in a pen feeding animals at the Bolton farm when a sheep apparently repeatedly rammed into her; the
New York Times
Sheep Farmer Couldn't Attend
Aunt's Funeral, Did This Instead
Aug 26, 2021 6:51 AM CDT
Sheep Farmer Couldn't Attend Aunt's Funeral, Did This Instead
Australia's Ben Jackson pays tribute to late aunt in viral video
- In lockdown in Guyra, New South Wales, Australian sheep farmer Ben Jackson couldn't travel the 250 miles to Brisbane to attend the funeral of his aunt, who died recently following a two-year battle with cancer. "I felt hopeless, helpless—I didn't really know what to do,"...
Dog Escapes Crash,
Tries His Dream Job
Jun 10, 2021 1:21 PM CDT
Dog Escapes Crash, Tries His Dream Job
Tilly is found more than a mile away on a farm, herding sheep
- Where do you find a missing collie? On a farm, herding sheep, of course. KHQ reports on the amazing story of Tilly, a 2-year-old dog who was ejected from the family car after an accident on Saturday in Rathdrum, Idaho. Tilly was uninjured but apparently a little freaked out from...
Officials to Review
Trump Jr's 'Unusual' Summer
Dec 18, 2019 6:08 PM CST
Officials to Review Trump Jr's 'Unusual' Summer
The US Fish and Wildlife Service will take a look
- Donald Trump Jr.'s summer trip to Mongolia is falling under a little extra scrutiny, Roll Call reports. Following a report that he illegally killed an endangered sheep and imported parts of it back to America, the US Fish and Wildlife Service plans to take a closer look. At...
Report: Trump Jr. Had
an 'Unusual' Summer Vacation
Dec 11, 2019 7:30 AM CST
Report: Trump Jr. Had an 'Unusual' Summer Vacation
He killed a rare Mongolian sheep, got retroactive permit, met with nation's president: ProPublica
- Donald Trump Jr. lived the "Yurt Life" over the summer, embarking on an expedition with his son Donald to Mongolia that he documented in a series of Instagram posts . Now, ProPublica and WYNC report that Trump Jr. received "special treatment" during the trip, which "blurred the lines...
Musk Saw His
Gave Him a Job
May 22, 2019 12:15 PM CDT
Guy Says Musk Saw His Sheep Meme, Gave Him a Job
It all started with an 'absolute unit' of a ram
- A guy tweeted a photo of an "absolute unit" of a sheep and now claims he's Tesla's social media strategist. It's a fascinating story best digested once CEO Elon Musk's passion for Internet culture is understood. It turns out Musk spotted a reference to the...
The Sheep-Filled Ship Left
Australia, With Horrible Results
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Apr 15, 2018 7:00 PM CDT
The Sheep-Filled Ship Left Australia, With Horrible Results
'60 Minutes' exposes deaths of 2,400 sheep in August 2017
- It's not every day that a livestock-abuse video is set at sea, but such is the situation in Australia. The
New York Times
reports the country's
on Sunday broadcast footage shot by a whistleblower in August 2017 on a ship laden with sheep that was sailing...
Wild Rabbits Surf on Sheep
to Flee New Zealand Flood
Jul 26, 2017 4:32 PM CDT
Wild Rabbits Surf on Sheep to Flee New Zealand Flood
'The rabbits had a jolly good try at staying on'
- It was a woolly ride, but three wild rabbits managed to escape rising floodwaters in New Zealand by clambering aboard sheep and surfing to safety on their backs, the AP reports. Ferg Horne, 64, says he's been farming since he left school at age 15 and has never seen...
Farmers Use DNA Tracking
to Thwart Sheep Thieves
Jul 24, 2017 2:09 PM CDT
Farmers Use DNA Tracking to Thwart Sheep Thieves
Sheep rustling has become a serious crime in the UK
- Police in England are hoping cutting-edge technology can help deter crime in the country's most pastoral regions. The
reports that police in Cumbria in England's Lake District have kicked off a 12-month pilot program with local farmers and forensic marking company SelectaDNA to help prevent sheep...
Bear Panics 200 Sheep, and
They Jump to Their Deaths
Jul 24, 2017 4:04 AM CDT
Bear Panics 200 Sheep, and They Jump to Their Deaths
Bodies have been found along France/Spain border
- Hundreds of sheep in a herd belonging to a farmer in Couflens in the southwest of France have plunged to their deaths in what appears to be a bear attack on one of the sheep. As the
reports, the attack on one is believed to have frightened the 209...
Scientists: We Know
Why Sheep Get
Sexed Up in Winter
Mar 7, 2017 1:03 PM CST
Scientists: We Know Why Sheep Get Sexed Up in Winter
Scientist figure out how melatonin levels affect breeding
- "Why do sheep get frisky in winter?" isn't the beginning of a bad joke, but rather the question that jump-started a joint study by researchers at the University of Nottingham and the University of Bristol. The
reports that scientists may now have an answer, one that could...
This Is What Happens When
a Shepherd Falls Asleep
Jun 9, 2016 11:08 AM CDT
This Is What Happens When a Shepherd Falls Asleep
- A YouTube video proves why you should never fall asleep on the job—particularly if you have 1,300 sheep in your care. A resident in the Spanish city of Huesca called police around 4:30am Tuesday to report a herd of sheep making its way through the city streets,...
Nov 12, 2015 5:40 PM CST
Lamb That Survived Deadly Crash Will Be Adopted
More than 70 other sheep died in the tractor-trailer crash
- A lamb that was on the lam for hours after a tractor-trailer crash in Nevada killed 74 other sheep has been caught and will be adopted by a foster family. The female lamb nicknamed Dodger wandered off from the crash site and was missing in the desert overnight before being...
So Wooly He Nearly Died
Sep 3, 2015 1:03 AM CDT
Unsheared Sheep So Wooly He Nearly Died
Overgrown Aussie sheep wouldn't have survived summer
- It was the most massively overgrown sheep anybody had ever seen—and the biggest challenge of Ian Elkins' career. When animal authorities in Canberra found and rescued the wandering sheep, they called for help and the four-time Australian Shearing Championship winner answered, the
reports. Elkins says he sheared a...
to Clean Up
Aug 11, 2015 8:31 AM CDT
Scientists Devise Way to Clean Up Cow Burps
Small molecule could also curb greenhouse gas emissions
- Cows are notorious methane gas producers, belching somewhere between 132 and 264 gallons of gas produced by food fermenting in the rumen (one of the four parts of their stomachs) every day. As the
reports, that's so significant that ruminant animals—including sheep and goats—actually contribute...
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