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Sila is eleven years old. Being fond of animals she decides to never eat meat again. However, Sila’s father is a butcher. When he brings a sheep home for slaughter, the time has come to act: Sila decides to free the sheep.
Sila is eleven years old when her and her family move from the city to the countryside. Here, she meets many new friends: a herd of cows, a sheep and, as might have been expected, a boy named Willem. Willem is older, extremely cute and above all; a dedicated vegetarian. Not only does Willem refrain from eating any meat but, given half a chance, he also won’t hesitate from freeing animals who's lives are under threat. Sila is very impressed by Willem.
Yet, Sila’s father is a Turkish butcher. At home the house is in a mess because of their recent move, and everybody’s cranky and busy. Sila can't find anyone to answer her questions and listen to her doubts. At some point, she puts her foot down. During the family dinner Sila announces how eating meat is very bad, and that she has decided to become a vegetarian.
However, becoming a vegetarian is easier said than done. Sila’s parents do not understand her decision, and her pestering brothers are delighted to test Sila’s resolve. Added to that, what exactly are you supposed to eat, being a vegetarian?
Soon after, Sila discovers her father has brought home a sheep. Willem is certain the animal is going to be slaughtered, and so - as true vegetarians - could they possibly allow this to happen? While Sila’s family struggle to prepare the shop in time for the upcoming grand opening of the butchery, Sila and Willem decide it’s time to act. To free the sheep.