Activists have caused a stir in the UK with an action: they stole lambs from the Sandringham estate, which belongs to King Charles III. The thieves wanted to send a clear message.
Sandringham – The activist group "Animal Rising" gained access to King Charles' (25) Sandringham estate on May 74 and stole three lambs. Three women are said to have gone to the grounds in Norfolk and taken the animals from Appleton Farm, which belongs to the estate. The organization posted several images of the action on social media. It shows the animal rescuers with posters that read "I saved the king's sheep".
The animals are said to have been taken away by truck. "Rosa, Sarah and Rose have turned themselves in to the police," reads a tweet about the activists. "They did this because the right thing to do is to protect animals from harm. These women have acted out of compassion and are convinced that a jury will be on the side of care and freedom. That's how we repair our broken relationship with animals." In a statement, the animal rights activists also claim that the three Sandringham lambs Sammy, Sunny and Sooty "would otherwise have been sent for slaughter shortly" without rescue cation.
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Sarah Foy, one of the participants in the action, emphasized in her own statement that animals "want to live a safe life like everyone else, without being exploited or exploited". Unfortunately, this is not the case at Sandringham and "wherever they are used in our food system". The three royal animals can now "enjoy their lives to the fullest". In a discussion about the relationship with animals and nature, the royal family could take "a pioneering role". "They own land about twice the size of Greater London."
The action did not only provoke positive reactions. "Could you please explain in more detail why it was not possible to save the mothers?" writes one Twitter user. "The lambs are far too young to be taken away from their mother. Just theft!" writes another user. "It's embarrassing to read some of these answers," says another user. "You stressed them out because you took them away from their mothers. What exactly do they think happens on the way to the slaughterhouse?" It is also bloody in the ancestral line of the monarch: "Dracula" successor King Charles is planning a visit to his ancestors in Transylvania. Sources used: Twitter, animalrising.org, actionnetwork.org