Lambs are as playful as human children. They love to leap, butt heads, run around with their friends and wag their tails like puppies.
Their tiny bodies are vulnerable to harsh weather, which is why it’s so cruel that lambing season has been changed to winter to maximise profits. Every year thousands of lambs are at risk of death if there is a cold snap.
Another example of farmers putting profits ahead of animal welfare is that farmers try to ensure that each sheep gives birth to more than one lamb at a time, despite the fact that lambs have a lower chance of survival if they are one of a pair of twins or, especially if they are one of triplets.