Grant a Tourist License to Jacob's Sheep
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Eight months into their aliyah, Jacob Sheep flock is wandering from home to home and the Israeli government refuses to issue them a tourist license.
It was supposed to be a day of great anticipation. The Agricultural Ministry is coming for a field visit to the Jacob Sheep and bringing with them an official who promised to come with money to assist the project. However, within 10 minutes of the meeting it became clear that none would be forthcoming. “We need to find another home for the Jacob Sheep”. “Maybe another Kibbutz or a Pinat Chai”. “This place is a short term solution”, the official saying before taking a selfie with a Jacob Lamb, and leaving with his car.
This is simply not acceptable. These sheep have died in floods, traveled miles and miles and can simply earn their keep if they were allowed to benefit from being a tourist site. Watching animals come to Israel to die is not part of the agenda or anything that should be happening and is very disappointing. Please grant a tourist license to this amazing organization now so they do not need to continue to wander.
You can read more over here: http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-wandering-sheep-of-israel/
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