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Sheep wearing Sony cameras will film part of the Tour de France
To capture the opening stage of the Tour de France, Sony has reportedly strapped “action cameras” onto five sheep who will be grazing in a pasture the peloton will pass this coming Saturday.
The sheep are owned by farmer Ian Hammond, who will control the cameras remotely. The sheep, and Hammond, live in Yorkshire, England which is where the Tour de France is starting this year.
“Locally we are really looking forward to the Tour de France coming through Yorkshire,” Hammond told the Daily Mail. “I’m looking forward to seeing how my flock perform as Sony’s first ever sheep cam.”
The sheep do not appear to share Hammond’s enthusiasm, buckled as they are into awkward looking harnesses on which the cameras are borne. Also, they are sheep.
The strangest thing about all of this (to me, at least) is that the Tour de France is starting in England. Like, seriously? Is that even allowed?
Brendan O’Connor is a technology and politics reporter. In April 2016, he joined Gawker Media Group as a staff writer, where he covers the alt-right for its special projects desk.