sheep

A gang of sheep rustlers is stalking the county – who will be the next target?

10 August 2019 9:00 am

Though autumn is happily still some way off, we’ve already reached that stage in the shepherd’s calendar when full-grown lambs…

I saw my future in the entrails of a butchered sheep

6 October 2018 9:00 am

Laikipia, Kenya   The Turkana cowhands are on Facebook and they spend a lot of time on their cell phones,…

The case against a second Scottish referendum

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Aid is not the answer Bill Gates says he is a huge fan of capitalism and trade (Save Aid!, 22…

The case against a second Scottish referendum

11 March 2017 9:00 am

On Scottish independence Sir: Alex Massie writes of the order permitting a second Scottish independence referendum: ‘Having granted such an…

Clueless dog owners are to blame for a huge increase in sheep-worrying

4 March 2017 9:00 am

Clueless dog owners are behind a huge increase in sheep-worrying

The best way to shag a sheep

6 August 2016 9:00 am

After the death by boredom of the slow traffic jam, the agricultural-show field was an assault on the senses. The…

‘Melting Snow at Wormingford’, 1962, by John Nash

Snow - art’s biggest challenge

13 December 2014 9:00 am

In owning a flock of artificial sheep, Joseph Farquharson must have been unusual among Highland lairds a century ago. His…

Spectator letters: On the Pope, Jesus and Mandy Rice-Davies

18 January 2014 9:00 am

Papal blessing Sir: In his excellent article on Pope Francis (‘Pope idol’, 11 January), Luke Coppen mentions the satirical rumour…

Hugo Rifkind: Why isn't eating meat as bad as bestiality?

4 January 2014 9:00 am

So what I’ve found myself wondering over the festive period, again and again, is whether it would ever be OK…

Letters: sheep pay for themselves

8 June 2013 9:00 am

Why Ukip aren’t extremists Sir: I don’t wish to be rude to Matthew Parris (‘Why Ukip is a party of…

Meet the greatest threat to our countryside: sheep

1 June 2013 9:00 am

Sheep have done more damage to Britain’s environment than all the building that has ever taken place

Reintroducing wolves to Yellowstone National Park resulted in a boom in beavers, songbirds, otters, muskrats, fish, frogs, reptiles and even bears

Feral, by Geoge Monbiot - review

25 May 2013 9:00 am

Sam Leith enjoys a vision of Britain where sheep may no longer safely graze