In keeping with the quality we've come to expect from Ireland's leading talk show, and RTÉ's flagship programme, The Late Late Show had a segment on sheep farming last night. Seriously.
As tame as that sounds, however, the segment provoked an outcry from viewers who believed it endorsed animal cruelty.
Some people were outraged by the 'lamb carousel' (which you can see in the clip above), while others were simply baffled by its inclusion in the show.
Awaitng the lamb carousel backlash... in three, two, one... #LateLateShow
— Imelda Hehir (@Imelda_Hehir) January 22, 2016
What the fuck is that Lamb-Torture table on the Late Late Show?? ????
— Daragh Fleming (@DaraghFleming) January 22, 2016
— C Keating (@cponk) January 22, 2016
I have seen it all. There is a lamb carousel on the #LateLateShow tonight!!!!. I am in shock! The poor lamb's
— Níamh O' Donovan (@NiamhOD_92) January 22, 2016
— Eoin Kelleher (@eoinyk) January 22, 2016
— Mark Meehan (@MarcasPadraig) January 22, 2016
Totally uncomfortable with the lamb carousel-so are the lambs ???? #LateLateShow
— Julie Anne Sheridan (@JulieAnneShero) January 22, 2016
Farmers defend the lamb carousel device as the more humane option when handling the animals, but I think we can all agree that this was an absolutely ridiculous thing to showcase on prime time television in the first place.