THEME park bosses angered activists when they dyed sheep pumpkin orange for Halloween. The ewes were given the makeover for a Halloween festival but activists took to social media to say it was “undignified” and “upsetting” for the sheep.
But The Big Sheep family attraction in Abbotsham, Devon, UK, said it was harmless.
Operations manager Laura Holt said: “The dye is harmless and not permanent. We love our pumpkin sheep and they’re proving very popular with our customers too.”
“Chris, our head shepherd, said they dye sheep in Scotland so they can find them on snowy hillsides, and suggested we could dye our sheep orange for Halloween.”