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08/02/2007 06:49 PM ID: 63976 Permalink   

Lamb Born With Seven Legs

 

A lamb with seven legs was born last Friday on a farm in New Zealand. Dave Callaghan, owner of the farm, said he was surprised when he saw the seven-legged animal walking around with its mother and twin sibling.

The lamb is able to walk using two forelegs and three hind legs, while two of the extra legs are useless.
"I have never seen anything like that," said Callaghan.

Veterinarian Steve Williams at the Canterbury Vets clinic said due to an error during embryo formation, the lamb is a hermaphrodite and missing some of its bowel so it will be destroyed.
"To keep it alive is probably inhumane, really," he said.

 
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Nope no effects to the earth or the wild life!!! None what so ever!
 
  by: s2000toys   08/02/2007 07:01 PM     
  Its not so worrying that it had 7 legs  
 
its more worrying, to me at least, it used 3 of the hind ones ... 5 functioning legs?
 
  by: AccessG     08/02/2007 07:43 PM     
  Let me be the first to say...  
 
Spider sheep, spider sheep, does what ever a spider sheep does... :P
 
  by: vash164   08/03/2007 07:24 AM     
  ANIMAL LIBERATION FRONT UNITE!!!!!  
 
"bowel so it will be destroyed.
'To keep it alive is probably inhumane, really,' he said."

THE ONLY HUMANE THING TO DO IS LET THIS CREATURE GO LIVE FREE IN THE WILDERNESS. DESTROYING ANOTHER ANIMAL'S LIFE IS NOT THE ANSWER!

PROTEST WILL BE HELD AT THE FARM THIS ANIMAL WAS BORN AT FOR ITS RELEASE ALONG WITH THE LIBERATION OF THE REST OF THE ANIMALS ON THAT FARM!
Saturday August 04 2007 - August 05 2007. There will be a vegan potluck! Bring your own dish, and share the love.
 
  by: shoezacks   08/03/2007 11:40 AM     
  shoez...  
 
I'm going to assume you're kidding. they're putting it down not b/c it's got 7 legs but because it lacks the ability to poop, which will eventually kill it anyway. Putting it down is the humane thing to do.
 
  by: jeniq     08/03/2007 02:01 PM     
  At last a good reason for cloning  
 
This could be great for the lamb chop industry.

MMMMmmmmmm... Lamb Chops.
 
  by: FreedonSupporter     08/03/2007 09:42 PM     
  jeniq  
 
NAZI!
 
  by: shoezacks   08/04/2007 07:35 AM     
  Grabs wellies  
 
and mint sauce.
 
  by: captainJane     08/11/2007 10:37 PM     
 
 
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