They shot the sheep.
I think it's a shame.
Maybe it’s just me, but the news seems to get more depressing by the day.
I’m not talking about the credit crunch or swine flu, but the seeming unwillingness of Anyone to do Anything these days.
The Whitby sheep is just an example. She’s stuck on a ledge on a cliff at Whitby where she has been for a month.
The Mail reports that locals have called her Aretha because Aretha Franklin sang “Rescue Me”. The Whitby Gazette told us a couple of days earlier that the crew of the ship that have been keeping an eye on her have called her Shaunetta. They seem to find it amusing!
So this poor sheep is stuck on a ledge – and who knows she may have been injured in her fall there. So who will rescue her?
The Coastguard and Lifeboat are waiting to be asked to rescue her by the RSPCA. The RSPCA – well they haven’t asked anyone to rescue her because although they are aware of her precarious position, they can’t do anything until a member of the public puts in an official complaint.
Yes, well I bet you’re sitting there with your jaw on your keyboard! I know I had to scrape mine up from the space bar.
And of course no one has come forward and claimed ownership of the sheep. I wonder why! That’s not a question by the way, I can well imagine why.
But what else can you expect from a country where it is considered acceptable to let people die while health and safety checks are carried out?
Never mind eh. Victoria Beckham has a new haircut, Katie Price has a new boyfriend and we’re all going to be taxed into oblivion if we can see a distant blob of sea from our bedroom windows.
Who cares about the plight of one sheep?
UPDATE: They are mounting a rescue operation according to the Whitby Gazette! http://www.whitbygazette.co.uk/news/Shaunetta39s-plight-makes-the-national.5496781.jp