A Rare Breed of Biblical Sheep Returning To Israel
A Canadian couple from Vancouver, Gil and Jenna Lewinsky, are bringing their flock of ancient sheep back to Israel.
The sheep are called “Jacob sheep” which are similar to the sheep Jacob had 3,000 years ago according to the Times of Israel. The sheep have “spots and speckles” which is very rare. Now, they are being returned to their Biblical homeland.
“In a surprise move, the Canadian government’s Food Inspection Agency and the Israel Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development decided last month that they will allow the importation of live sheep to Israel on this one-time basis,” according to the article.
However, they have to spend some time in quarantine to make sure they’re disease-free.
Gil Lewinsky told Melanie Lidman of the Times of Israel, “these are the ancient animal of the Jewish people. The animals are physically waiting on the farm, just waiting to come home.”
However, the Lewinsky’s still need additional financing, land and an aircraft to transport the 100 sheep.
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