posted on Jul, 8 2005 @ 08:10 PM
Originally posted by tomcat ha
I think the sheeps were depressed.....
Seriously, i think the most logical explanation is that they were harrassed during the darkness and they couldnt see the edge of the cliff thanks to
the darkness which may have been more than usual. So they ran of the edge because they couldnt stop when they noticed that there was a cliff.
But didn't the article say that this all happened during the day, when the people who were supposed to be caring for them took a break to go eat
lunch? If that's the case then I doubt darkness played any roll in this event. It may be funny to some to joke about this, but I think its a real
shame considering the families involved. It was a group of about 26 families, I believe, who owned an average of 20 sheep each. Some of them lost
their entire flock. And it's not like they have these animals insured! These families could starve to death because of this.
Normally I wouldn't feel bad for people who have herds of animals, like cattle, because I'm a sort of animal-rights guy. But I think having sheep
is a good and noble job. You don't kill or hurt them at all. All you do is take their "fur" off and sell it. I feel bad for the poor sheep and
especially for the poor families. When I read things like this, about bad things happening to good, hard-working people it makes me wonder why
someone like Bill Gates, who has billions of dollars, doesn't go out and spend the hundred grand to buy these families some new sheep. I know I
would if I had the money.