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Phew! I read this just in time...thanks for the warning WSJ folks!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Waffles and Scotch, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Far better posters than me will have to come up with something (like Matticus or Kwesi). I'm just too speechless! :eek:
  2. Jay2U

    Jay2U Not as bad as he lóòks

    Dec 7, 2010
    22 ft below sea level
    I suppose it should have read: "You may be sick if castrating lambs with your teeth."
  3. Amazing. I would have never considered biting the testicles off lambs. I guess it is one way to pass an otherwise boring day.
  4. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    I fail. Ive got nothing. Maybe if it were about goats I could make a grilled goat cheese joke...
  5. Is this something you do before or after shooting up with bath salts?

    I can almost hear "It cretainly seemed like a good idea at the time' or "Hold my beer and watch this s***."
  6. Lol!
  7. WIN!!! :D
  8. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    From the article......."The ranch owners and employees, the MMWR notes, were advised to use standard methods for castrating the lambs -- not including the teeth."

    I'm thinking a little more than castration was going on here.

  9. L-A


    Jul 17, 2008
    Mike Rowe got to experience this firsthand. Biting them off is the "traditional" way of making castration pain as short-lived as possible. Banding them (as recommended by the Humane Society) makes lambs weak and powerless for some time.

    I highly recommend listening to his talk (it's not really about lamb castration): Mike Rowe celebrates dirty jobs | Video on TED.com
  10. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Basque shepherds have used that method of castrating sheep for a more than a hundred years. Those who know agricultural and animal science history were aware of this.

    Today's shepherds are alone on the range at Christmas - USATODAY.com

    The good shepherd knows how to castrate the lambs the old-fashioned way — with his teeth. On the open range without clean water "it's quicker, easier and more sanitary," says Margaret Soulen Hinson, co-owner of the third-generation family ranch business.
  11. Tat2dHeart

    Tat2dHeart Only two strings away from an attitude problem.

    Where I come from, we castrated sheep and calves using an emasculator, not our teeth. But then, I'm not from Wyoming, either. Now I know why they say, "where the men are men and the sheep run scared."

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