On 2nd April 2024, the UK animal rights organisation Animal Rising posted a photo of Sammy, Sunny, and Sooty, the three lambs whom three activists helped rescue from King Charles’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk (UK) last May. The photo shows that they are now all grown up and have escaped their gruesome fate in the hands of the animal agriculture industry (the farmer who claimed to own them confirmed to the police that, aside from a few used for breeding, the other lambs from the estate were killed “for meat” shortly after the rescue). Some of the anti-vegan media tried to mobilise people to find the lambs’ whereabouts, but luckily, they failed. 

Animal Rising wrote in an email to supporters, “Almost a year later, [the lambs] are happy, healthy, and now fully grown in their new home. Sammy is the most curious of the three and is always fast to make friends. He loves meeting other animals or small children and is easily tempted by treats!  Sooty was initially incredibly shy but has come out of her shell in the past few months. She is still the most cautious though, and always looks out for her siblings! Sunny is definitely the bravest of the three. She’s always first to check out new things and is very affectionate. She especially loves cuddles and a scratch behind the ear!”

Sarah, Rosa, and Rose, the three activists involved in the rescue, were arrested and charged with theft and multiple counts of causing unnecessary suffering to animals, and they are set to stand trial at Norwich Crown Court later this year. At the time of the rescue, Sarah said, “Like anyone, animals want to live out their lives safely and without being used or exploited. Sadly that is not the case here at Sandringham, or anywhere they are used in our food system. That is exactly why we rescued three sheep today – three beautiful lambs who’ll now live their lives to the fullest.”

“Originally from Catalonia, but resident in the UK for several decades, Jordi is a vegan zoologist and author, who has been involved in different aspects of animal protection for many years. In addition to scientific research, he has worked mostly as an undercover investigator, animal welfare consultant, and animal protection campaigner. He has been an ethical vegan since 2002, and in 2020 he secured the legal protection of all ethical vegans in Great Britain from discrimination in a landmark employment tribunal case that was discussed all over the world. He is also the author of the book, ‘Ethical Vegan: a personal and political journey to change the world’.