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Sheep savaged by dog - WARNING Graphic Content

Sun, 22 Mar 2015

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A local farmer who took to Facebook to show the brutal reality of what happens when a dog(s) attacks sheep in lamb, has had his pictures removed.

Brian Kewley’s Ewe, which was the favourite animal of his 4 year old son, was alive when it was ripped apart by a dog in a vicious attack on the farm near Onchan. The sheep was carrying two unborn lambs which also died in the attack.

It happened sometime on Friday between 8.30am and 1.05pm

Brian told Energy FM that he had published the pictures to alert the public of what can happen when dogs are not kept under control, especially during lambing time. He makes no apology for the graphic content, as he believes only by showing people the brutal result may it just make people think in future.

He said that he believes the owner of the dog will almost certainly have been aware of what’s happened as a section of fence had been undone and moved.

But on Saturday morning Brian woke up to a warning from the Facebook Administrators and made this post:

“This morning I have found that my post regarding the sheep being killed has been reported to Facebook and removed. I have had a Facebook warning for posting images not suitable for the community.”

The removal of the pictures by Facebook has caused outrage on the social media website with many sharing the images in order to highlight this incident.

Brian said that his young son was very excited about the lambs coming and keeps asking has she had the lambs yet. He hasn’t so far been able to break the sad news.

Do you have information of anyone walking dogs around the area of Ballcottier Road, Hillberry and the Little MIll area near Onchan? If so please pass on the details to the Isle of Man Police or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


We also make no apology for publishing some of the images. We have chosen not to show all that have been supplied.




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