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Winona (MN) Repairman Finds Goat in Car Trunk (Wait for it....)
KSTP.com ^ | 8/24/09 | AP

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.


TOPICS: Humor; Pets/Animals; Sports
KEYWORDS: favre; goat; purple; vikings
Have at it......
1 posted on 08/24/2009 10:43:26 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

You beat me to this one! =-D


2 posted on 08/24/2009 10:46:44 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Helen Thomas pics in 3...2...1....


3 posted on 08/24/2009 10:46:51 AM PDT by wbill
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I’m at a loss for words here. Something about a GTO, or a little old lady from Pasadena.


4 posted on 08/24/2009 10:47:53 AM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
The outcome is important here.
Prusci called animal control, which took the goat to a local vet. He was renamed Brett and placed in foster care.

Animal control officer Wendy Peterson said Monday the city attorney is reviewing the case for possible citations.

It's a sad day in this country when you can't slaughter your own livestock.
5 posted on 08/24/2009 10:48:55 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

And if Brett Favre had
Signed with Oakland, Goat would be
Winona Raider!


6 posted on 08/24/2009 10:49:09 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you have a Right / To the Service I provide / I must be a Slave)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

My “Trunk Monkey” beats you “Trunk Goat”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rFvR7Bv9Fk&feature=player_embedded


7 posted on 08/24/2009 10:50:03 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("I AM JIM THOMPSON!!!")
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To: wbill
Helen Thomas pics in 3...2...1....


8 posted on 08/24/2009 10:50:10 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Fill your hands you sons of bitches!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

What was the age of said animal?


9 posted on 08/24/2009 10:50:46 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (No teleprompters were harmed in the creation of this post.)
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To: The_Victor

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.....


10 posted on 08/24/2009 10:51:01 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR...Monthly Donors Wanted...I Upped My Monthly. Now, Up Yours.)
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To: Sybeck1

4.....Probably....


11 posted on 08/24/2009 10:52:13 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR...Monthly Donors Wanted...I Upped My Monthly. Now, Up Yours.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I’m guessing this is a Muslim, and wanted the goat for the Iftar dinner after sundown, since it is Ramadan right now.


12 posted on 08/24/2009 10:56:04 AM PDT by OldSpice
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To: OldSpice

Think: Disgruntled Packers fan.....


13 posted on 08/24/2009 10:57:42 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR...Monthly Donors Wanted...I Upped My Monthly. Now, Up Yours.)
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To: TheMom

Umm....ping!


14 posted on 08/24/2009 10:57:47 AM PDT by Allegra ( Socks)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
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.....

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.....

15 posted on 08/24/2009 11:06:20 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: The_Victor

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.


16 posted on 08/24/2009 11:09:00 AM PDT by calex59
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To: OldSpice
I’m guessing this is a Muslim, and wanted the goat for the Iftar dinner after sundown, since it is Ramadan right now.

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.

17 posted on 08/24/2009 11:11:08 AM PDT by calex59
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
From the same source, Winona Daily News: More goats stolen in central Wisconsin .
18 posted on 08/24/2009 11:16:14 AM PDT by decimon
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To: calex59

No no, not judging at all... I hadn’t read about the connection with the game when I commented earlier.


19 posted on 08/24/2009 11:19:54 AM PDT by OldSpice
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To: SJackson; Diana in Wisconsin; MozartLover
Folks... you can't make this stuff up.
(Apologies to Rush)
20 posted on 08/24/2009 2:36:32 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: The_Victor

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.


21 posted on 08/24/2009 3:02:14 PM PDT by Hyzenthlay (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Hyzenthlay

Bingo....


22 posted on 08/24/2009 3:27:22 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR...Monthly Donors Wanted...I Upped My Monthly. Now, Up Yours.)
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To: Hyzenthlay
Shaving and dying the animal's fur is certainly not a crime. As far as speculation about whether she know how to humanely butcher a goat, no animal control officer is qualified to make that determination. There's no license required to slaughter an animal. If transporting it in the trunk of a car is illegal, I'd love to see the law.
23 posted on 08/24/2009 3:32:43 PM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: Northern Yankee

Zoykes!

I’m over it. Brett broke my heart, but we had a good run...


24 posted on 08/24/2009 5:18:52 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Iowa Granny; Ladysmith; Diana in Wisconsin; JLO; sergeantdave; damncat; phantomworker; joesnuffy; ..
If you’d like to be on or off this Upper Midwest/outdoors/rural list please FR mail me. And ping me is you see articles of interest.

If you keep a purple goat in your trunk, you shouldn't be surprised when a repairman finds it.

25 posted on 08/24/2009 6:44:59 PM PDT by SJackson (the number-one job facing the middle class...a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S. Jobs)
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To: The_Victor

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.


26 posted on 08/26/2009 7:39:24 AM PDT by Hyzenthlay (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Hyzenthlay
Mistreated?,... perhaps, but very subjective.

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.

27 posted on 08/26/2009 7:52:15 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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