Security stepped up after goats killed at popular Sheffield animal farm

Security is being stepped up at a popular Sheffield animal farm where four goats were killed.

Friday, 29th November 2019, 10:07 am

Horrified workers arrived to find the creatures dead at Graves Park Animal Farm on the morning of Saturday, October 19.

They said the animals had been ‘randomly killed’ sometime between 6am that morning and 6pm the previous day, and appealed for information to help catch the culprits.

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New security gates being installed at Graves Park Animal Farm, where four goats were killed in October

The farm announced this week that work had begun to improve security in the wake of the shocking crime.

“The installation of security gates and fencing at the animal farm has this week commenced. The improvements are part of our review regarding our security breach in October,” it said.

“We again would like to thank everyone for their support in our desire to make the farm a safer environment for our animals.”

Visitors welcomed the upgrade but expressed their disappointment that it was necessary.

Goats at Graves Park Animal Farm

Andy Williams wrote: “Shame it's come to this. However, it makes a safe and secure environment for our lovely animals which deserve nothing less.”

Kelly Gibbons commented: “It's sad that you have to to do it but at the same time do whatever it takes to keep the animals safe and happy.”

Lesley Mottram said: “Protecting innocent animals from psychos roaming around. What has it come to? Frightening world.”

Helen Howard wrote: “I agree money could go to a lot better use but that's a sign of the times.”

Karen Lamb commented: “Employ a couple of big burly security guards with a lovely big dog each and teeth to match and let them teach the scum of society how to behave! I really hope the animals will now be safe.”

And Mark Walker said: “Put a fence around the perpetrators, not the animals!”

Members of the public had called for CCTV cameras to be installed at the farm following the killings.

Non one has yet been arrested in connection with attack.

Anyone with information about the killings is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 215 of October 19.