'A whole sheep for £18': how live exports are hurting farmers in Romania

'A whole sheep for £18': how live exports are hurting farmers in Romania Country’s lack of meat processing facilities means livestock must be shipped to international markets – at a high cost to both shepherds and welfare Gheorghe Dănulețiu, also known as Ghiță Ciobanul (Ghiță the shepherd), has more than 500,000 followers on Facebook after he featured in an advertising campaign that went viral, but he leads the modest life of a traditional shepherd.Looking after 1,500 sheep in western Romania, Dănulețiu’s life changes with the seasons. During lambing in spring, he barely sleeps four hours a night while in winter he leads his sheep in a three- to four-week journey from the mountains… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jan/22/a-whole-sheep-for-18-how-live-exports-are-hurting-farmers-in-romania

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