Carrying coal to Newcastle.
Sheep need to be sheared because it keeps them cool in the warmer months and reduces the risk of parasitic infestation and disease. If one year’s wool is not removed by shearing, the next year’s growth just adds to it, resulting in sheep that overheat in summer. They have greatly decreased mobility and are in much greater danger from fly-strike, all of which causes suffering and possible death. In other words, they don’t need to wear sweaters!
But it’s summer!
They take the ewe, they raise ’er then they razor.
They are all very cute in their little sweaters. And I especially love the little round belly!
A rare glimpse into the little known aspects of life in the Outback.
The Ice-man cometh.
Not cut out to be a farmer’s wife.
But now they’ll be all itchy!!!
Kind of says something about the consumer society, doesn’t it?
Without shearing, she would have to use the path of fleece resistance.
Wulff & Morgenthaler