Wednesday, May 28, 2008

new zealand sheep shearing

you can't help but wonder about the lives of sheep when you visit new zealand. i must have already seen tens of thousands of them. there are roughly 40 million sheep, and only about 4 million people on this island!

now, every year lambs are born, and we can all guess their fate. but what about those tens of thousands of sheep i've seen roaming the countryside? why, they are used for wool, of course! we wanted to see how they shear sheep, and boy did we... check out the two videos below.

sheepy doesn't look too happy, but she was bouncing about afterwards. getting all that extra hair off might be nice.

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