Skip to comments.Winona (MN) Repairman Finds Goat in Car Trunk (Wait for it....)
Posted on 08/24/2009 10:43:26 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
A woman on her way to St. Paul really got the goat of auto repairman James Prusci.
She went to Tires Plus in Winona Friday, wanting a belt replaced on her Chevy Malibu. While he was doing paperwork, she said she had a goat in her trunk.
"A what?" he asked. She told him she planned to butcher it.
It was painted Minnesota Viking colors - purple and gold - with Brett Favre's No. 4 shaved on its side. Favre made his Vikings debut Friday in a preseason game.
You beat me to this one! =-D
Helen Thomas pics in 3...2...1....
I’m at a loss for words here. Something about a GTO, or a little old lady from Pasadena.
Prusci called animal control, which took the goat to a local vet. He was renamed Brett and placed in foster care.It's a sad day in this country when you can't slaughter your own livestock.
Animal control officer Wendy Peterson said Monday the city attorney is reviewing the case for possible citations.
And if Brett Favre had
Signed with Oakland, Goat would be
My “Trunk Monkey” beats you “Trunk Goat”.
What was the age of said animal?
Oh, I think that it would have been OK if she’d let it ride in back seat. With a seat belt, of course. But not in the trunk.....
I’m guessing this is a Muslim, and wanted the goat for the Iftar dinner after sundown, since it is Ramadan right now.
Think: Disgruntled Packers fan.....
In the back seat with a seat belt.....
Good idea, then you just have to drive off a bridge and let the animal drown. We all know there are no consequences for doing that.....
I’m with you, isn’t this unconstitutional? They confiscated her property when she was legally transporting it and going to butcher it. Our government is out of control and what is really sad is there are a bunch of FReepers who think they are conservative who will jump in and uphold the tyranny of this.
Where I live there are many Serbians, and other slovakians, that raise and eat goats. You don't have to be Muslim to eat goats. The young ones are extremely good barbecued. Don't be so quick to judge people. You should be judging the dictators that took the goat away from her.
No no, not judging at all... I hadn’t read about the connection with the game when I commented earlier.
I don’t think the issue was her slaughtering her own livestock, as many farmers and butchers slaughter animals quite frequently and nobody except Peta complains or calls the local authorities. However, farmers don’t paint their animals and then stick them in the trunk of a sedan in the middle of summer.
If that had been a ‘cute’ animal like a dog or cat in the trunk, or even a child in the backseat, people would be up in arms over the situation. Just because an animal will eventually be killed and eaten doesn’t mean anyone’s allowed to mistreat it until then.
Also, it doesn’t mention where the lady got the goat, if it was even her goat to begin with, whether she had the slightest experience caring for goats and/or properly and humanely butchering them, etc, etc. I highly doubt anyone would’ve called animal control if the goat had been in the possession of a farmer or butcher and was being transported in a suitable way.
I’m over it. Brett broke my heart, but we had a good run...
If you keep a purple goat in your trunk, you shouldn't be surprised when a repairman finds it.
While there may be no laws about ‘transporting it in the trunk of a car’, since our legislators can’t think up every possible inhumane thing someone could do to an animal, it would probably fall under ‘animal cruelty’ since it’s putting a live animal into an enclosed, non-ventilated trunk (a Malibu isn’t a station wagon) in the warmest part of the summer. Also, there ARE laws about keeping animals in cages, enclosures, carriers, etc, and the bare minimum is that the animal has to be able to stand up and turn around, neither of which an average-sized goat would have been able to do in that car trunk.
The point is, the goat was taken away from this woman because she was mistreating it.
The last time I adopted a cat from the local SPCA, they told me to bring a pillow case for the drive home. A dark, enclosed, space will cause the animal to remain calm during transport. While a cat isn't a goat, the behavior is fairly universal, I know for a fact it works on chickens too. I drive an '05 Malibu, and the trunk is cavernous, and while it wouldn't be appropriate for long term restraint, for a 30 minute or an hour drive, in Minnesota temperatures, ....not even approaching cruel.
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