Saturday, January 14, 2012

Lambs to the slaughter

While driving home from a visit to my parents a couple of months ago I stopped at a roadside diner/service station to get some coffee, and noticed a lifestock transportation truck in the parking lot. It was probably taking lambs to be slaughtered, or it may have been taking sheep somewhere for restocking. The animals need to be sheltered but still must be able to breathe, and the sides of the truck were covered with plywood with holes cut in it to let in air. Every now and then a muzzle would appear through one of the holes and the animal would sniff the air. It looked rather pathetic, but offered a great photo opportunity:




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