RSPCA: Don’t carr your sheep on stage!
July 8, 2011
RSPCA: Don’t carr your sheep on stage!

Sheep have featured not only in the 2011 Carnival in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, but also in Barbados, where calypsonian Shane “Stiffy” Atkinson’s song “I Carr My Sheep To Town” has been burning up the airwaves.{{more}}

However, as was the case in this country, the 2011 Crop Over sheep song is not without controversy.

According to a report in the Daily Nation yesterday, the Bacchanal calypso tent with which Atkinson sings and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) are heading for an unprecedented Crop Over clash.

The RSPCA says that while it’s okay for calypsonian Stiffy to sing about taking his sheep to town, he must not carry the animal on stage.

But MADD Bacchanal Time calypso tent is ignoring threats of legal action from RSPCA’s Chief Inspector Wayne Norville.

“Stiffy and his sheep are going nowhere,” tent manager Eric Lewis told the DAILY NATION in response to Norville’s threat to invoke the law if they continued using a sheep as a prop during the rendition of the popular calypso I Carr My Sheep To Town.