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Lamb Hunter: 'They have a good life, then bang'

Ewan Sargent,

Oct 29 2018

Lambs as young as four months old will be stalked and shot on a Banks Peninsula property leading up to Christmas.

These are wild sheep that have never been mustered, drafted or dosed.

The first time they will have anything to do with humans is when a bullet hits home.

Roger Beattie has a flock of about 1500 completely wild Pitt Island sheep on his Banks Peninsula property and admits the idea of lambs being hunted and shot might be uncomfortable for some people. But it doesn't worry him.

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