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Spring snow: Thousands of animals feared dead
BBC News ^ | 25 March 2013 | anon

Posted on 03/25/2013 4:28:16 PM PDT by BlackVeil

Farmers fear that thousands of sheep and cattle have died in the snow that has hit in recent days.

Northern Ireland farmer Catherine Crawford said: "There are hundreds of farmers who have sheep buried."

"We are very, very, anxious," said Carolyn Lamb from NFU Scotland, who added that the full toll would not be known until the snow melted.

The NFU said hundreds of animals were lost in England and Wales, with Cumbria and Shropshire worst hit.

"There are animals going to die here and are dying; we need help out in the rural areas," said Ms Crawford. ...

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalcooling; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; iceage; livestock; winter
They need help - and if I were there - I would be helping these farmers and their distressed stock. Of course, there is no help from the professional spongers of the global warming lobby.
1 posted on 03/25/2013 4:28:16 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: BlackVeil

Get used to it it’s the “new normal”. Weather is going to be extreme due to climate change. It might intolerably cold or scorching hot or yet unseasonably mild. So much milder than we’ve ever seen in recorded history, and that only undesrcores the severity of climate change. And it’s all the fault of rich white Americans who own guns.


2 posted on 03/25/2013 4:35:13 PM PDT by Dysart ( Democracy is the road to socialism-- Karl Marx)
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To: Dysart
Too much to hope for that any of this carnage could help bring meat prices down.

Lobster's cheaper than lamb this Easter in New England.

3 posted on 03/25/2013 4:38:08 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites
Lobster's cheaper than lamb this Easter in New England.

Not good news for Muslims, because lobster probably isn't halal.

4 posted on 03/25/2013 4:46:28 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Dysart

LOL..You did forget to ID this as “/s”, I hope.


6 posted on 03/25/2013 5:00:49 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: BlackVeil

I’m curious - where do the sheep stay when it snows during the real winter season? Was this a freak storm that caught them unawares? Have they been recently sheared?


7 posted on 03/25/2013 5:00:53 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: BlackVeil

Carolyn Lamb


8 posted on 03/25/2013 5:01:52 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: BlackVeil

Women and children hit hardest? ;)


9 posted on 03/25/2013 5:02:03 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Dysart

Used to be weather reports were just that. Now they’re propaganda for climate change proponents. The end goal: carbon taxes on fossil fuels.


10 posted on 03/25/2013 5:02:26 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (Business owners work harder! You have to support millions.)
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To: Dysart
And it’s all the fault of rich white Americans who own guns.

Bush's Fault©

11 posted on 03/25/2013 5:08:34 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: angcat
Most sheep live out side. putting hundreds of animals in a barn is not fesisable.

Have you ever lived on a farm or did any farming

12 posted on 03/25/2013 5:14:24 PM PDT by riverrunner
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To: PLMerite

In spring, many lambs have been recently born, or the ewes are expecting, and not as mobile. Throughout winter, the sheep draw on their stores of winter fat, and become a bit lean. By now, they need a break from the cold weather, they don’t need a snowstorm.


13 posted on 03/25/2013 5:17:55 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: Dysart

We have nothing to fear but mildness itself.


14 posted on 03/25/2013 5:18:18 PM PDT by babble-on
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To: Dysart

This winter wasn’t just mild, it was ominously, frighteningly mild. The sort of mild that tells you that it’s just about to get violently mild.


15 posted on 03/25/2013 5:20:29 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: PLMerite

Don’t know about over there but my grandson raises sheep in the midwest. It’s show time in many states for the school kids and breeders for their animals, the momma’s are all sheared and ready to show and it is also lambing season. But they are kept in a barn unless the weather is bad.

Problems do occur when the snow is unusually deep or is unexpected. Sheep are generally unable to care for themselves - and we see that in both the two legged and four legged kinds.


16 posted on 03/25/2013 5:28:26 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: riverrunner

We didn’t have many sheep, but we always had sheep sheds in MD. One made sure that there was a lot of straw when the lambs were coming.


17 posted on 03/25/2013 5:31:51 PM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Eyes abd lambs hit hardest.


18 posted on 03/25/2013 5:37:45 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: CrazyIvan

LOL! That’s what I meant. It WAS funnier in my head! :)


19 posted on 03/25/2013 6:43:41 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: BlackVeil

if the snowfall was as it is in Indiana 10-12” and temperatures in the 30’s it shouldn’t bother animals at all


20 posted on 03/25/2013 6:50:08 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: BlackVeil

It’s extremely cold here in Southern Louisiana.
I don’t remember it being this cold this late and in Spring by the Gulf. global warming my A$$


21 posted on 03/25/2013 6:54:51 PM PDT by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Hey, Sweetie! You forgot “minorities”. Perhaps you excluded them? ;-)


22 posted on 03/25/2013 7:09:27 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I’m guessin’ it should be “Ewes, lambs, and black sheep hit hardest.”


23 posted on 03/25/2013 7:13:10 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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24 posted on 03/25/2013 7:42:21 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: BlackVeil

Carolyn Lamb.... singing sheep??


25 posted on 03/25/2013 8:07:27 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: BlackVeil

Interesting development in the UK. I wonder if the Gulf Stream remains weak for that area. The slightly more extreme weather fluctuations are not caused by mankind, but they are happening and might be more noticeable for people at lower elevations in our US Midwest in 3-6 years.


26 posted on 03/25/2013 9:14:06 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Dysart
that only undesrcores the severity of climate change. And it’s all the fault of rich white Americans who own guns.

It's all that civilian (military ammo is made to high air-quality standards, so doesn't count!) ammunition shotted off by rich (is there any other kind?!?) white (Michael Moore says they own 90% of the guns!) male Americans, emitting tonnes of greenhouse gassers ever time some crazed Fudd blasts away at an innocent animal; or nut-job redneck chuteses at an uninvited household intruder.

27 posted on 03/25/2013 10:45:41 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: BlackVeil

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28 posted on 03/26/2013 7:13:28 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Dysart

You said that well “rich white Americans who own guns” but you forgot what those rich white Americans drive......... SUV’s every single one of them owns a fleet of evil SUV’s and they all voted for GBush!


29 posted on 03/26/2013 7:19:27 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter
You said that well “rich white Americans who own guns” but you forgot what those rich white Americans drive......... SUV’s every single one of them owns a fleet of evil SUV’s and they all voted for GBush!>

You hit on something that is very important, this obvious connection of SUVs and GWB voters have to the problem of climate hope and change, for we know the carbon footprint of these subgroups is dastardly high and inherently racist. The list of guilty offenders is indeed long, but one need only connect the dots to see the full picture-- these are unavoidably conservative suspects.

30 posted on 03/26/2013 7:56:40 AM PDT by Dysart ( Democracy is the road to socialism-- Karl Marx)
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To: Dysart
I accept my share of the blame, I have driven an SUV (almost constantly) since they first came on the market in the 70’s and they were called a “crew truck”.

Sometimes I leave the motor running while it is parked in the driveway....... I am VERY evil.

31 posted on 03/26/2013 8:58:30 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: SgtBob

It’s so darn hard to keep up with all this PC nonsense, I’m always forgetting someone and not being all inclusive!

*Blech*


32 posted on 03/26/2013 11:53:09 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: BlackVeil
Snowfalls (in the UK) are now just a thing of the past
33 posted on 03/27/2013 10:49:55 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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