Erard Louw, a South African farmer, got miffed when someone stole 27 sheep and 13 lambs from his farm (h/t iDNES and Livetimes). Given police inability to help – they either don’t have a car or gasoline or tires, usually because someone stole them – he decided to handle the problem himself.
The answer turned out to be GPS. Each animal now sports a transmitter which calls Mr. Louw’s cell phone any time the animal goes out of bounds of his 750-hectare range. This usually means that an ovine transgressor had slipped through the fence – or that, innocent lamb that it is, it is being ewenapped.
I speculate that the next step must surely be the addition of a taser to the GPS unit, whereby an ordinary sheep would become a potent crimefighting weapon. Once it zaps itself, an escaped animal will drop and sheepishly wait to be taken. Ditto for any ewenapper unlucky enough to try to grab a member of the South African Ovine Self-Defense Force.