Cruel taggers deface old goat

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12 years 2 months ago #22619 by kate

It's enough to make a goat see red.
Larrikins armed with orange spray paint gave old Geordie a new look early on Saturday – but friends and neighbours are not amused.
On one side he was emblazoned with FTP, an anti-police slogan, but his other side was indecipherable.

full story on stuff.co.nz

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12 years 2 months ago #324971 by The Kats Place
often happens to an old goat down our road, rugby colours, green for saint patricks etc. His owner does it and I confronted him about it. He asures me it is not toxic food grade dye and I have to say the old goat enjoys all the attention and visitors that stop to see him. He is tethered on the road side.
If any of you know where I live you will be able to guess whos goat it is.
The funniest one was April fools when there were two human legs (stuffed overalls with gum boots) sticking out of the goat house

kats
Live your life in such a way that it will be easy for people to say nice things at your funeral [;)]

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12 years 2 months ago #324985 by DiDi
Replied by DiDi on topic Cruel taggers deface old goat
What a stupid headline. The definition of cruel is along the lines of "disposed to inflict pain" - basically something that causes suffering. Spray painting old George is not going to cause him pain! I don't condone the action in any way shape or form but with a bit of thought, this journalist could have made an impact by putting own the taggers - not exaggerating ther outcome.

What if the title had read: "Brainless idiots tag old goat" Any other suggestions?

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12 years 2 months ago #324987 by beedee
Hope he sprayed them back

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12 years 2 months ago #324989 by spoook
From the looks of his beard he could have done [;)]. Unless it is orange paint [:(!]. Then again, he is 20 years old [:0], would he still be spraying?
There is also that little cheeky bit of tongue, a sure sign of a leering grin before he tries to leap some unsuspecting doe or reporter.[}:)]
"did not like the media. He chased one reporter and lunged at two photographers."

There are no bad questions only those that are not asked.
"You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed"

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12 years 2 months ago #324990 by The Kats Place
Poor old thing probably thought that they were there to paint him some more. He look like he had some Boar in him , he is very like MM's buck with that wonderful beard. He obviously doesn't like the atention, the one down our road loves people to stop and talk to him and pick him treats, which most of us do, or take him a slice of bread.

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12 years 2 months ago #325244 by feedqueen
Well I saw that on the news and anyone that leaves a defenceless animal tethered at night in public need their head read.:( Ok maybe during the day is ok when there are people about but at night with all the sickos about? I reckon it got off lightly.

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12 years 2 months ago #325271 by OakhengeFarm
The photo doesn't do the old boy justice - he's a big ornery old fellow - been in the same paddock for many years. I remember when he lost one of his magnificent big curly horns - he looks quite lopsided now.

I wonder how much harm the paint will do to him - and how they will get it off? I don't think his hair is long enough to shear it off, especially as the weather here has just turned cold. It may do him more harm than good to try to remove / dissolve the paint, and i don't think he'd stand much fiddling about anyway.

I hope his owners will move him to a better place - his paddock is just a scrub bank on a main highway intersection. Not the best for any goat, I'm surprised he lasted as long as he did there anyway.

Poor old thing!

11 acres (4 in QEII Covenanted native bush), 15 sheep, 2 beefies, large vege gardens and a goat, and still no dog!:(

Oh, and uncountable wild birds - including fantails, swallows, yellowhammers, morepork, magpies, hawks, pukekos, and even quaill, pheasants and rainbow lorikeets [:D][:D] Not to mention possums, hares, rabbits, rats...

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12 years 2 months ago #325584 by L Plates
Totally agree with that coment DiDi

"What if the title had read: "Brainless idiots tag old goat".

Sheepworld at Warkworth have a field of bright pink sheep. It's their way of attracting the attention of possible visitors. They certainly are very noticeable.

Not quite as bad as tagging I know, but still degrading.

LP

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