"There's a starman waiting in the sky, he's told us not to blow it
'Cause he knows it's all worthwhile" ~ David Bowie
Ziggy Stardust's Story
Birthdate: July 2018 Arrival date: July 2018
As a significant cold front rolled in across the region and we were doing all we could to stay warm indoors, we spare a thought for the thousands of lambs who have just entered the world and are facing the freezing conditions as extremely vulnerable newborns.
Little newborn lamb Ziggy Stardust came to us as an orphan found wandering alone by a passing truck driver. He is safe, he is warm, but millions of his brothers and sisters aren't as fortunate.
The Australian sheep industry estimates that more than 10 million lambs die within 48 hours of birth, with an average mortality rate of 25% for lambs up to the age they are weaned.
Please think of these innocent babies before supporting the wool or sheep meat industries, there is so much hidden suffering, and each of these beings values their lives as their most important possession. We can choose alternatives that don't support suffering or death.
You can sponsor Ziggy below.
Help Protect Sheep
Far from how they are commonly portrayed, sheep are highly intelligent individuals who will form friendships with particular other sheep. Despite their gentle nature and capacity to suffer as any other animal, sheep aren't protected by the same laws as dogs and cats. 'Codes of Practice' side-step the rules, meaning that painful procedures can be undertaken without pain relief, and their lives are routinely ended well before their natural lifespan has been reached. It doesn't have to be this way.
When you sponsor a Little Oak lamb or sheep you will be helping protect all sheep. Your sponsorship will support Little Oak's essential advocacy work – sharing the stories of individual sheep and the plight of their kind across the nation.
Sponsor today, and we'll take you on a journey to learn more about sheep through our regular updates - exclusive only to our monthly sponsors. We'll also keep you up to date on how your monthly gifts are helping to secure a brighter future for the sheep at Little Oak, and their kind across Australia.
Buys a bale of hay
vet care for a lamb or elderly sheep
Feed and vet care for the flock