COMMERCE Sheep at Any Price

Notes COMMERCE Sheep at Any Price

"We're poor little lambs, who have lost our way . . . "

Eight thousand lost lambs, now fully grown into muttonhood, have been haunting the harbors of the Middle East for two months. Originally sent from Perth to Saudi Arabia, which buys 3 1/2 million Australian sheep a year, this flock was turned away after the Saudi Ministry of Agriculture and Water asserted that the bleaters were afflicted with sheep pox and bluetongue. Australian officials say those diseases do not exist in their country and that the Saudis were pressured by their own sheep producers to cut imports.

Abu Dhabi...

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