In the quaint Welsh village of Rhydypandy, near Swansea, the scene is something out of a horror movie… a bad horror movie (sorry New Zealand). According to locals, sheep are on a rampage after consuming cannabis.
Something out of a bad horror movie
It appears that the pandemic started when a grower fly-tipped, or illegally dumped, his trimmings on the side of the road. The illegal dumping was reported to the police before removing the evidence, but leaving it on the side of the road was apparently a “baa-ad idea”. Local sheep had at the evidence.
Concerned County councillor Ioan Richard had commented:
I dread to think what will happen if they eat what could well be cannabis plants – we could have an outbreak of psychotic sheep rampaging through the village.
But it was too late…
The effects take hold
The stoned sheep apparently went crazy, and began terrorizing the nearby town of Craig Cefn Parc. Sheep were reported to break into people’s homes, wander in front of traffic, and destroy gardens.
Animals getting stoned
What is next, world? Are these sheep simply victims of circumstance? Or are they addled junkies, searching for their next score? In America, Utah politicians have expressed worries of stoned bunnies showing no fear of their human masters. They oppose allowing people to access the medicine because the only thing worse than
They oppose allowing people to access the medicine because the only thing worse than healing sick people would be children thinking it is not a danger, and perhaps taking money from furry fiends in exchange for raiding their parents’ stash.
No studies on long-term effects on animals
The concern on the changes to animals’ feeding habits has not been addressed by any national or international organization at this time, though in Wales, the devious creatures can now be seen holding up innocent ice cream vendors for frozen treats to satisfy their marijuana munchies.
Could this change farming practices?
With the ravenous appetites that the animals display, there could be an unintended benefit for local farmers. Animals that eat more will produce more food at slaughter, and as long as their fiendish addiction is kept satisfied, they may well be easier to manage.
It’s all fun and games until someone breaks the law
There is no word on the potential charges of endangering the public, vandalism, and breaking and entering for the flock of miscreants, though inevitably, harsh drug laws will prevail.
They will most likely be “fleeced” of everything they own, and after a lengthy incarceration and possibly forced labor, most animal offenders in the custody of humans find themselves facing “execution“.
Ewe-th in revolt
Local animal rights activists have not commented on the “roundup” of the sheep, or if all the offenders have been placed in custody. If even one escapes, the possibility of this behavior spreading is something that many refuse to acknowledge, but it begs the question: Could the use of psychoactive substances cause animals to revolt against human masters on a wider scale?
Already they distrust us, and the future of “ewe-th” in revolt could be not too far away as humans continue to ease restrictions on cannabis for their consumption, leaving animals with no choice but a black-sheep market of unsafe alternatives.
Do you think these animals will receive justice? What about their as-yet-unidentified supplier? Will he face charges of corrupting the “ewe-th”? Sound off on social media or in the comments below.