It is only in obodo oyibo that one will see this kind of headline. Between animal rights activists and vegetarians, animals are beginning to have more rights than human beings.
A farmer in the Australian outback has landed himself in trouble – for allegedly swearing at his sheep.
Ken Turner, from New South Wales, has reportedly been offending his flock with rude words and the RSPCA paid him a visit after being tipped off by his shearers.
The RSPCA said Turner’s abusive language had been distressing the herd, local paper the Newcastle Herald reports.
Speaking on Macquarie Radio, Turner said he hadn’t realised his swearing had been upsetting the sheep.
“None of them actually told me they were offended,” he said.
But an official complaint has been lodged by people for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which reportedly got hold of footage of Mr Turner on his farm.
The video was shot by an undercover worker at the farm, but the ill-mannered farmer explained that any offence assumes the flock can understand English.
“I still haven’t had a sheep come to me (to complain) – they didn’t even look offended to me after they were shorn,” Mr Turner said.
“They just walked down to the paddock, grazed intently, and I didn’t notice any distress attached to them.” Read more
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