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Sheep gives birth to lamb during slaughter season

By Iceland Review

The ewe Sóley from the collective farm Dallas in the Westman Islands surprisingly gave birth to a little ram yesterday, at the beginning of the slaughter season. Lambs are usually born during spring in Iceland and slaughtered in the fall.

“She must have known that if she gave birth in spring her lamb would be slaughtered in the fall. Now both mother and son will be spared,” Sóley’s owner Haukur Gudjónsson told Fréttabladid.

“This lamb will be given special care,” Gudjónsson added, who named the ram Wenger after the manager of the English football (soccer) club Arsenal, Arsene Wenger.

“I’ve owned a Tony Adams [manager of Portsmouth],” Gudjónsson said. “And I’ve even owned a Bin Laden, who was terribly naughty.”

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