Googling pictures of cute lambs to remind myself why I don’t eat lamb, I came across this story from July and ran it through Google Translate.
Foreign tourists who went on Breiðdalsvík last night began to chase a lamb and cut it on their neck when they reached it. The tourists, nine men, (Gentlemen, have any of you even gone on holiday with eight of your male buddies, leaving the gals at home? Just curious. – Ed) said they intended to relieve the lamb’s suffering, but one of them was both charged and fined for the act.
Björgvin Gunnarsson, a farmer at Núpi in Berufirði, was in a food shop in Breiðdalsvík last night when he received a call from his daughter that foreigners were chasing lambs south of Breiðdalsvík, not far from Kleifaréttur. His uncle and other daughter began to investigate the matter. “Then the game had arrived there towards Breiðdalsvík and had the lamb of there by the sea and on which it flows to the sea. Then they called us over to Breiðdalsvík and the policeman who is a temporary worker, and we went to a closer look and there was only a lamb in a rubbish bag inside a big mobile home they were wearing and cut it on the neck, “says Björgvin.
Hreinn Pétursson, a farmer at Ósi, says the men were badly speaking in English. (Terrific. They can barely speak English. How did America get so lucky? – Ed.) He has counted nine people, most of whom said they were from Afghanistan but residing in the United States. Björgvin says they respected the policeman even though he was unharmed, but before he came to the place, someone else had been on the cube. “They started lying and did not want to acknowledge anything. They were just taking pictures, but when they began to thrive more, they began to relieve the suffering of the Lamb. But they did not want to recognize it immediately. They just had to take pictures and something. ”
According to information from the eastern police, the sheep were taken to the police station at Fáskrúðsfjörður, where one of them killed the lamb was fined by 120 thousand krónur, then he had already paid the farmer the damage by about 20 thousand krónur. He was also charged with violations of the Animal Welfare Act and property damage. Björgvin says that the lamb was in the range of 10-12 kilograms. “It was untrue to see the lamb cut on the neck in a black rubbish bag and the knife under the bag. It’s all unhappy with this, “says Björgvin Gunnarsson, a farmer at Núpi in Berufirði. (Emphases mine.)