OWNER BARRICADES SHEEP IN LIVING ROOM
Alistair McConnachie writes (1-5-01): Caroline Hoff owner of 5 pet Zaupel (Dutch) sheep, which fall within a 3 km kill-zone, outside Whithorn, south west Scotland, has barricaded them all in her living room.
On Sunday night, around 6.30pm, Caroline was rung by the MAFF office, based in Dumfries, and told that her sheep would be culled on Monday morning.
She immediately lifted the carpets, brought them inside, and barricaded the furniture against the doors. She has a video camera and is using it to document any suspicious activity, which included, yesterday morning, the arrival of several lorries which parked outside her house - which is not surrounded by any other houses - in what appeared to be an attempt at general intimidation.
MAFF have not yet (Tuesday, 5.30pm) attempted entry.