“In the circumstances orange sheep seem like a very good idea.”
John Heard, a British sheep farmer who has had 200 sheep stolen over the past few years. He recently dyed the sheep orange. Mr. Heard got the inspiration for his orange flock after his son told him he knew a farmer in Scotland who had dyed his sheep before an agricultural show. The dye eventually wears off with no side effects for the animals.
Mr Heard added: “Other farmers as well as a fair few ramblers have been shocked but others have said they are now willing to try the idea if it works. At the moment it is doing exactly what I hoped it would and stopping the rustlers in their tracks.”