The Wolf and the Shepherds

There were some shepherds who took one of the sheep from the flock and killed it, butchered it, and then roasted it and organized a great feast.
A wolf passing by heard the shepherds enjoying themselves and went to investigate. He saw them feasting. He smelled the roasted sheep. Indignant, the wolf shouted, "Hey you! Shepherds! I see you feasting on that sheep, but if I were to take even just a little lamb, how outraged you would be!"
One of the shepherds burst out laughing. "The difference is that we're eating our own sheep," he said, "not someone else's."

Inspired by: Mille Fabulae et Una, a collection of Latin fables that I've edited, free to read online. I am not translating the Latin here; instead, I am just telling a 100-word version of the fable.
Notes: This is fable 84. Lupus et Pastorum Convivium in the book, which is Perry 453.

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