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Truck carrying sheep roll over

Canfan 13 August 2014 18

ACT Fire & Rescue firefighters and ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are currently on scene at the roundabout of Johnson Drive and Monaro Hwy, Calwell following a single vehicle truck roll over.

The truck was carrying approximately 300 sheep which have been contained.

The only occupant, a male driver, has been assessed by ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics and is uninjured.

(ESA Media Release)


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thatsnotme thatsnotme 11:01 pm 14 Aug 14

justin heywood said :

Mess said :

I’m fully aware of the abuses animals suffer everyday and how many of them die everyday. It just shouldn’t be joked about.

I don’t agree at all. Robin William’s death should not be joked about because it would obviously offend his loved ones. Sheep? I’m not so sure.

I’m sorry if I offended you though.

So you’re happy to joke about death, as long as there’s nobody around to be offended by it? If Robin Williams had no living family, would you then be ok to joke about his death?

I’m not about to go eulogising the deaths of 110 sheep, but on the other hand I don’t really think it’s funny. In between the sheep that died instantly, and those that were destroyed later, I’m sure there were plenty who were slowly crushed to death, dying painful and slow deaths.

I’d love to know whether the reaction would have been the same if this had been a story about a truck load of puppies rolling over.

HenryBG HenryBG 7:08 pm 14 Aug 14

Mess said :

Anytime an animal has to experience pain at the hands of humans is a tragedy.

Maybe so, in the pages of Duncton Wood, The Plague Dogs, or Charlotte’s Web.

Out here in the real world, a dead animal is only a tragedy if it was the very last of its species.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWvRkUED2HA

HenryBG HenryBG 7:06 pm 14 Aug 14

dungfungus said :

justin heywood said :

Mess said :

I’m fully aware of the abuses animals suffer everyday and how many of them die everyday. It just shouldn’t be joked about.

I don’t agree at all. Robin William’s death should not be joked about because it would obviously offend his loved ones. Sheep? I’m not so sure.

I’m sorry if I offended you though.

Some people on this blog demand to be offended.

Taking a fence is a pastime for some.

John Moulis John Moulis 5:39 pm 14 Aug 14

And hello to all our New Zealand readers…

dungfungus dungfungus 4:57 pm 14 Aug 14

justin heywood said :

Mess said :

I’m fully aware of the abuses animals suffer everyday and how many of them die everyday. It just shouldn’t be joked about.

I don’t agree at all. Robin William’s death should not be joked about because it would obviously offend his loved ones. Sheep? I’m not so sure.

I’m sorry if I offended you though.

Some people on this blog demand to be offended.

justin heywood justin heywood 3:30 pm 14 Aug 14

Mess said :

I’m fully aware of the abuses animals suffer everyday and how many of them die everyday. It just shouldn’t be joked about.

I don’t agree at all. Robin William’s death should not be joked about because it would obviously offend his loved ones. Sheep? I’m not so sure.

I’m sorry if I offended you though.

Mess Mess 1:39 pm 14 Aug 14

justin heywood said :

Mess said :

Masquara said :

Mess said :

110 sheep were killed, hardly a laughing matter.

That would be what, one day’s worth of mutton on the shelves of Coles & Woollies? Not exactly a tragedy in the scheme of things.

Some were killed instantly in the crash and others had to be put down on the site. Anytime an animal has to experience pain at the hands of humans is a tragedy.

And how do you think animals who don’t die ‘at the hands of humans’ pass on? Peacefully in an open field, surrounded by loved ones?

No, they generally die miserably or violently, and often not quickly either. I’m certainly not happy that the sheep were killed, but I’m not going to pretend that I’m grieving for them either.

I’m fully aware of the abuses animals suffer everyday and how many of them die everyday. It just shouldn’t be joked about.

justin heywood justin heywood 12:37 pm 14 Aug 14

Mess said :

Masquara said :

Mess said :

110 sheep were killed, hardly a laughing matter.

That would be what, one day’s worth of mutton on the shelves of Coles & Woollies? Not exactly a tragedy in the scheme of things.

Some were killed instantly in the crash and others had to be put down on the site. Anytime an animal has to experience pain at the hands of humans is a tragedy.

And how do you think animals who don’t die ‘at the hands of humans’ pass on? Peacefully in an open field, surrounded by loved ones?

No, they generally die miserably or violently, and often not quickly either. I’m certainly not happy that the sheep were killed, but I’m not going to pretend that I’m grieving for them either.

Mess Mess 12:16 pm 14 Aug 14

Masquara said :

Mess said :

110 sheep were killed, hardly a laughing matter.

That would be what, one day’s worth of mutton on the shelves of Coles & Woollies? Not exactly a tragedy in the scheme of things.

Some were killed instantly in the crash and others had to be put down on the site. Anytime an animal has to experience pain at the hands of humans is a tragedy.

Canberroid Canberroid 11:34 am 14 Aug 14

Masquara said :

Mess said :

110 sheep were killed, hardly a laughing matter.

That would be what, one day’s worth of mutton on the shelves of Coles & Woollies? Not exactly a tragedy in the scheme of things.

Depends on how they were killed. I’m guessing it was pretty painful and slow for a fair portion of those 110 sheep.

Masquara Masquara 10:47 am 14 Aug 14

justin heywood said :

Mess said :

110 sheep were killed, hardly a laughing matter.

Too right.
Some of these posters deserve to be lambasted.

You win! Trotters down.

Masquara Masquara 10:44 am 14 Aug 14

Mess said :

110 sheep were killed, hardly a laughing matter.

That would be what, one day’s worth of mutton on the shelves of Coles & Woollies? Not exactly a tragedy in the scheme of things.

justin heywood justin heywood 9:24 am 14 Aug 14

Mess said :

110 sheep were killed, hardly a laughing matter.

Too right.
Some of these posters deserve to be lambasted.

Mess Mess 8:36 am 14 Aug 14

110 sheep were killed, hardly a laughing matter.

wildturkeycanoe wildturkeycanoe 7:31 am 14 Aug 14

Ewe guys make this sound really baaad.

Masquara Masquara 9:05 pm 13 Aug 14

Is there a lambpost in the middle of that roundabout?

dungfungus dungfungus 8:24 pm 13 Aug 14

Details are a bit wooly.

gooterz gooterz 7:49 pm 13 Aug 14

Sounds like 301 occupants

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