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Postby RugbyD » Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:16 pm

hard to fathom why PETA insists animals are our moral equivalent after reading this. just trying to picture it turns cartoonish.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 53_pf.html

450 Sheep Jump to Their Deaths in Turkey

The Associated Press
Friday, July 8, 2005; 9:30 AM

ISTANBUL, Turkey -- First one sheep jumped to its death. Then stunned Turkish shepherds, who had left the herd to graze while they had breakfast, watched as nearly 1,500 others followed, each leaping off the same cliff, Turkish media reported.

In the end, 450 dead animals lay on top of one another in a billowy white pile, the Aksam newspaper said. Those who jumped later were saved as the pile got higher and the fall more cushioned, Aksam reported.

"There's nothing we can do. They're all wasted," Nevzat Bayhan, a member of one of 26 families whose sheep were grazing together in the herd, was quoted as saying by Aksam.

The estimated loss to families in the town of Gevas, located in Van province in eastern Turkey, tops $100,000, a significant amount of money in a country where average GDP per head is around $2,700.

"Every family had an average of 20 sheep," Aksam quoted another villager, Abdullah Hazar as saying. "But now only a few families have sheep left. It's going to be hard for us."


too bad for the families though.
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Postby Big Pimpin » Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:25 pm

I wonder if they had just watched a special on lemmings and decided to give it a shot.
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Postby chadlincoln » Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:29 pm

I thought you were going to ask how high I usually get.
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Postby LooseCannon » Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:34 pm

That's hilarious.I wish I could've been there to witness it...poor TUrkish though. ;-D
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Postby Half Massed » Fri Jul 08, 2005 5:12 pm

Big Pimpin wrote:I wonder if they had just watched a special on lemmings and decided to give it a shot.


i bet it started something like one sheep saying to another "hey i bet i can do a better lemming impression than you!" "you just made a big mistake, you're on!" "give up now, you guys can't hold a candle to mine" and so on. :-b
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Postby kentx12 » Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:45 pm

LMAO. That is great..
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Postby bigh0rt » Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:46 pm

chadlincoln wrote:I thought you were going to ask how high I usually get.


So did I. Totally not how I envisioned this thread going, lol.
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Postby stevethumb » Fri Jul 08, 2005 11:01 pm

reminds me of a famous carnac the magnificent line.......the answer is...."sis, boom, bah".....the question ... "what sound does a sheep make just as it explodes" !!!
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Postby Madison » Sat Jul 09, 2005 1:48 am

Reminds me of the South Park episode where the cows jumped off the cliff. :-D

Shame for the owners of the sheep though. :-/
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Postby Kingctb27 » Sat Jul 09, 2005 1:50 am

chadlincoln wrote:I thought you were going to ask how high I usually get.

LMAO, the article is hilarious ;-D
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