Sheep killers jailed


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#2

Wait, "owning an illegal knife?"


#3

I was gonna go with "wait, a 'rare sheep'?"


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It's not clear whether from the article whether the knife itself was illegal, or whether they were illegally carrying it in public - some types of knives are always illegal (flick knives, butterfly knives etc), and there are some laws about not being able to carry knives in public without a good reason (with the exception of folding knives (penknives) 3" long or less).

Here's the appropriate link: https://www.gov.uk/find-out-if-i-can-buy-or-carry-a-knife

One of the irritating things is that the 3" folding knife is only automatically legal if the blade cannot be locked in place. As a result I can't carry my Leatherman in my bike pannier without having a good reason.


#5

If you think that's bad, wait until Fall at a typical sheep farm.


#6

As much as it is strange and disturbing to kill a sheep for the purpose of scaring children with it's severed head, it's no more cruel to the sheep than it is to butcher it for food.


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No matter your stance on slaughtering animals for food I'm sure the process is less cruel than "repeatedly stabbed the animal in the neck and stomach before chopping off its head".


#8

Jetpack please, I want out of this county. expressionless


#9

Tyranny! When knives are outlawed, only outlaws will have knives! And chefs! This is what happens when you don't write down your constitution!


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I'm pretty sure "repeated stabbing" is not an approved method of livestock slaughter.


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