“Slowly, gingerly, Meadow the lamb stepped toward a crowd of visitors on Friday afternoon, his little pink hooves crunching on the golden hay of his pen. Surrounded by staff and onlookers at Wishing Well animal sanctuary in Bradford, Ont., the little lamb peered up at the beaming faces, looking rather sheepish — even for a sheep.
But who can blame him? Meadow had a busy week.
On Thursday, the roughly 6-month-old lamb was spared from his fate at a nearby meat-packing plant, thanks to an unusual agreement between plant staff and local animal rights activists.”