Intruder a Llama

“One farmer has spent 18 months surrounding his 4,500 acres with ditches and barriers to deter criminals from hare coursing and fly-tipping.
Others are using animals including geese, llamas and dogs as a low-tech alarm system, much as landowners did hundreds of years ago. …
Thefts of large numbers of lamb have raised concerns that stock is being stolen for slaughter and processing outside regulated abattoirs before illegally entering the food chain.”

Barmier llama farmers, though calmer with balmier weather, still raise a lamb at farm harmers…


“In rural Kent, a farmer reported last week that he had lost a contract worth £16,000 after broken glass, probably hurled into a field from a passing car, was found in his oat harvest; prams, fridges and carpets were dumped on a quiet road in Dover; and hedgerows around Appleby, near Scunthorpe in Lincolnshire, were found to be thick with rubbish. In four years, residents have voluntarily collected more than 2,400 sackfuls of fast food and other rubbish dumped in nearby lanes.” (

As national austerity is set to continue, who can afford to waste reusable items, let alone pay extra for one-use packaging? Like the hedgerows, some folk are ‘thick with rubbish’.

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“Top 10 discarded items [in woods]: Pornography – fitted kitchen – car tyres – sofa – mattress – asbestos – caravan – burnt out car – horse manure – animal carcasses – chemical waste” (

If you go down to the woods today…


“New Scottish waste regulations which come into force in January 2014 will make it compulsory for all businesses to separate materials for recycling. … These plans may help to prevent fly-tipping (the illegal dumping of rubbish in unauthorised locations) by businesses. Fly-tipping blights the environment and can have fatal consequences for any wildlife.” (

However, citizens are reminded that our ‘healthy’ chip shop trade sector depends on fly papers.