Sheep, like dogs, use their long tails to express emotion. Most farms dock lambs' tails to prevent parasites. Docking sheep also makes it easier to shear them, and slaughterhouses prefer to process tailless lambs. The procedure is often done without pain relief, and can cause them distress.
The twin brothers, Reuben and Summer, were born in late February to mother Louise. Louise was rescued in January, already heavily pregnant, from a life of neglect where she had slowly been starving.