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January 29, 2019 - BBC News

Devon farmer 'too upset' by slaughter gives lambs to Kidderminster sanctuary

Devon farmer 'too upset' by slaughter gives lambs to Kidderminster sanctuary
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A farmer who became too upset when taking his lambs to the abattoir gave his flock to an animal sanctuary.

Sivalingam Vasanthakumar, from Totnes, Devon, took the 20 male lambs nearly 200 miles (321km) to Goodheart Animal Sanctuaries, near Kidderminster.

Mr Vasanthakumar, a farmer for 47 years, said: "I realised this year, I couldn't do it. The emotional toll had become too much."

Related: Bafta win for vegan farmer who gave away herd

VA: Mr Vasanthakumar, now vegetarian will remain a farmer, but growing vegetables.

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