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    Rogue goat attacks at retirement village

    At least today it isn't a SBT, AMStaff or Pit Bull

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    funny that doesnt say anything about euthanasia!

    Perhaps the goat was provoked or scared?!

    Friggin media.......Sheesh

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    Maybe they saw it as they were all old goats!

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    Doncaster police officers were able to subdue the animal with a rope and wrangle it back into its paddock.

    IMO the goat should be PTS.. same as any other animal that attacks humans.

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    I definitely don't believe all animals should be pts for attacking a human. What about all the stupid people who go out of their way to provoke the animal? A man whips a horse too much and the horse tramples him, should the horse be pts? Some drunken teenager picks up a venomous snake and gets bitten, should the snake be killed?

    I think the difference between an aggressive goat and an aggressive dog, is that 99.9% of the time, a goat will be in a paddock away from people. Whereas dogs are with people 90% of the time. The risk of a dangerous dog attack is far far more then the risk of a goat attack xD

    On top of that, just may I add that I find it quite ridiculous and sad when people think they can control an animal's instincts, or in this case, disregard it. In regards to the former, I was thinking about "rogue" pet monkeys and chimpanzees in the US where people get attacked. I think animals deserve a bit more respect than, "because I ignored what you naturally do and got attacked, now you need to die because I'm an idiot." =/

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvershadowwolf24 View Post
    I definitely don't believe all animals should be pts for attacking a human. What about all the stupid people who go out of their way to provoke the animal? A man whips a horse too much and the horse tramples him, should the horse be pts? Some drunken teenager picks up a venomous snake and gets bitten, should the snake be killed?

    I think the difference between an aggressive goat and an aggressive dog, is that 99.9% of the time, a goat will be in a paddock away from people. Whereas dogs are with people 90% of the time. The risk of a dangerous dog attack is far far more then the risk of a goat attack xD

    On top of that, just may I add that I find it quite ridiculous and sad when people think they can control an animal's instincts, or in this case, disregard it. In regards to the former, I was thinking about "rogue" pet monkeys and chimpanzees in the US where people get attacked. I think animals deserve a bit more respect than, "because I ignored what you naturally do and got attacked, now you need to die because I'm an idiot." =/
    I agree with you mostly however my point is that if this has been a "bully" breed of dog, it would have been put to sleep immediately whether it had been provoked or not!

    why should it be any different for a goat?!

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    Silvershadow..

    I understand what your saying & i agree that any animal should not be PTS if the attack was an act of self defense or it was provoked, tormented etc etc.

    But if that was any bull breed that attacked unprovoked, then the dog more than likely would be PTS asap.

    IMO any unprovoked attack from any animal should be PTS.

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    I wasn't at all talking about bully breeds =) That, imo, is just due to stupid legalities

    My post was just in general. The attack does sound unprovoked, but maybe it wasn't (considering he was trying to shoo the goat away with weeds. Maybe he was throwing them at the goat?). I too have been attacked by a billy goat because it thought I was too close and was simply defending its territory (luckily I was uninjured!). I just think people get too complacent around animals and assume they're "tame". If the gardener saw a wild dingo, he'd stay right away and call someone about it. Why should a goat be any different?

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    I think there is a certain expectation in society about dogs being pts when they attack, not that I'm saying that's right or wrong. But it's certainly there, bull breed or other. The only exception to it are probably toy dogs whom people seem to think are harmless even if they prove otherwise.

    People forget an animal's power. If this was a bull would they have been surprised? No. But they probably would be treating it with the respect it deserves and not like a pet. Just because a buck goat is smaller doesn't mean it isn't a powerful animal driven by instincts and hormones we barely understand. And pet animals like this have a lack of respect for humans which can compound the issue - no discipline, no herd structure, buck goat thinks he is the leader.

    The same goes for entire dogs, I'm sure you'd find they're much more likely to be involved in an aggressive incident with humans.

    Whether goat or horse or dog, or whatever, too many animals get put in awkward positions by humans that result in unpleasant encounters. These all to often result in that animals death. All animals that live with us should be managed appropriately.

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