The Times did a brilliant job today of linking together alpacas and the terrible E.coli outbreak at Godstone Farm in Surrey. Their front page scare headline was accompanied with a nice boy alpaca front and centre.
I love to see alpacas in the press but what a lamentable association. It does not matter that the story makes no mention of alpacas being the source (which is technically possible but I think less likely than other animals on site though who knows at this stage). It will be the image that sticks in people's minds - 20,000 children put at risk by petting an alpaca. Oh dear!
Still I guess most will probably think it is a picture of a llama anyway!
More ground to be reclaimed.
(ps the Times Online does not use the picture).