The RSPCA has launched an investigation after a three week old lamb had its ears cut off.
The lamb, which has been named Nelson, was attacked in a field at Highthorn Farm near Gotham in Nottinghamshire. It's thought either a knife or a pair of scissors was used to inflict the wounds.
As a result of its injuries, the lamb had been abandoned by his mother. Luckily, Nelson has been accepted by a surrogate ewe, and is also being bottle fed.
The trauma and injuries Nelson sustained in the attack mean his future is still uncertain.
Watch Phil Brewster's full report here...