Wednesday, December 28, 2005

One Hundred Twenty Four Dead Sheep

Just in... One hundred twenty four sheep are killed by a train while escaping from a dog. Many of the sheep are pregnant, mere weeks away from delivery. Only eight from the flock survive.

What a headline. And its true. It happened in Spanish Fork, UT this week. The neighbor claims his dog is innocent, and the sheep owner's attorneys are looking to see if the sheep fit within the laws requiring railroad companies to pay compensation for livestock struck by trains. Apparently the neighbor doesn't have enough money to be worth suing. The railroad people say that maintenance of the fencing along rail-lines is the responsibility of the property owners. While the three sides bicker, the sheep are off to the great pasture in the sky.


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