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What the hell were the farmers of this island thinking of? pregnant sheep left out in exposed places when a bloody blizzard is forecast? then whingeing because they find them dead. what the hell did you think was going to happen? how much does a simple shelter cost? if I did that to my dog I would be prosecuted and not allowed to keep any more animals. why are the MSPCA not up in arms about this? Why are these people allowed to keep animals? maybe we should look again at laws to protect animals on his island, and impose stiffer penalties for people who allow this to happen.

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just come down from the LOWER slopes with three tons of carcases in the dumper . numerous dead aborted lambs and the ones we have saved are rapidly going down with pneumonia.................can't bel

Wow I can't believe the negativity here, people are losing their livlihoods. I live in michael and yes we were expecting snow, 10-15cm of snow, not 10-15 ft of snow. People over this side of the isl

Bit harsh, there was something about wind causing totally unpredicted drifts. Give the farmers a chance, do you really think they do not care that this has happened? Shut up.

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They were probably 'thinking' the same as farmers in:

 

Wales http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-21940646

 

Northern Ireland http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-21935734

 

Scotland http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21933135

 

and England http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21938319

 

Should we send the MSPCA across to deal with them as well?

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What the hell were the farmers of this island thinking of? pregnant sheep left out in exposed places when a bloody blizzard is forecast? then whingeing because they find them dead. what the hell did you think was going to happen? how much does a simple shelter cost? if I did that to my dog I would be prosecuted and not allowed to keep any more animals. why are the MSPCA not up in arms about this? Why are these people allowed to keep animals? maybe we should look again at laws to protect animals on his island, and impose stiffer penalties for people who allow this to happen.

 

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Its not like the weather wasnt forecast........one roof collapse is an accident it does not mitigate the inaction of the other farmers who will no doubt be compensated for their loses at tax payers expense.

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The forecast from local sources did not forecast the severe extent of the snow, the Met office in the UK did. Farmers were caught out with the snow conditions and I know of farmers who had livestock in numerous fields and were racing against the elements to move livestock to safer areas, remember in most cases its a farmer and his wife/girlfriend trying to round up sheep and move them.

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What the hell were the farmers of this island thinking of? pregnant sheep left out in exposed places when a bloody blizzard is forecast? then whingeing because they find them dead. what the hell did you think was going to happen? how much does a simple shelter cost? if I did that to my dog I would be prosecuted and not allowed to keep any more animals. why are the MSPCA not up in arms about this? Why are these people allowed to keep animals? maybe we should look again at laws to protect animals on his island, and impose stiffer penalties for people who allow this to happen.

 

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Its not like the weather wasnt forecast........one roof collapse is an accident it does not mitigate the inaction of the other farmers who will no doubt be compensated for their loses at tax payers expense.

 

Jeez, there are some dumb posters on here tonight.

1. There is considerable dispute about the weather being forecast over here.

2. Even where such weather was definitely predicted - throughout the British Isles - nothing different was done.

3. Why do you believe that some kind of Draconian laws should be introduced into the island to make Manx meat products more expensive than anywhere else and commercially unviable - do you work for Tesco?

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Well in the absence of common sense on all counts, maybe some Draconian laws might be a good idea if it stops all this senseless whinging, death and expense. All for the sake a corrugated bit of shelter.

 

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And why are the rules different for pet owners???

 

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And why are the rules different for pet owners???

 

Well it's presumed that a pet (what with being a pet) will live inside your home and therefore get one-to-one attention (for good or ill). Whereas a flock of 200 sheep is a little more difficult to fit in a basket in the utility room.

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