Environmentalist slams Lake District sheep farming

George Monbiot claims that sheep farming is an 'ecological disaster'. Cumbrian farmers have met with the environmentalist but were unconvinced by his findings.

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Sheep farming has turned the Lake District into an 'ecological disaster area'

An environmentalist who claims that sheep are destroying the Lake District fells has been meeting the Cumbrian farmers, he says are to blame.

George Monbiot is well known nationally as an outspoken critic of farming practices but he agreed to meet farmers near Penrith to discuss what can be done to protect the landscape.

Fiona Marley-Paterson was there to see what happened.

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