I don’t know, What IS the reason that when sheep are sheared, three of their legs are tied and one is left free?
Oh, it wasn’t a joke? Oh well.
I’ve never, ever seen a sheep tied up for shearing. Ever. In 53 years. When you’re shearing a couple of thousand semi-feral fuzz balls, you don’t have time to indulge in a bit of S&M.
Not judging, though. You do you.