It is illegal for Welsh shepherds to use electric shock collars on either their sheep or their sheep dogs under Assembly directives, so why should North Wales Police be allowed to use electric shock guns on sheep? The WM demands to know!
Can I suggest a simple answer?
To stop a pile up on the A55.
The most revealing comment in the Western Mail's report of the story has nothing to do with sheep, shepherds or policemen. The barb is in the way that the Western Mail attempts to undermine the Daily Post:
One driver who witnessed the incident said it upset his 13-year-old daughter, the Liverpool-based Daily Post reported
Both the Daily Post and the Western Mail are owned by the same stable: Trinity Mirror. The Liverpool and Welsh editions of the Daily Post have been separated for many years. The Welsh edition, the one that reports trouble on the A55, has been publishing from Llandudno Junction for many years, it is not Liverpool Based.
Why is the Western Mail briefing against the Daily Post?
Are there worries that one of the titles is about to be axed?
Are both papers due to be merged?
What is going on? The people of Wales deserve to know!