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Three men arrested in Morgan Hill after crying goat is found in car trunk
Mercury News ^ | 12/29/10

Posted on 12/29/2010 11:14:55 AM PST by NormsRevenge

Three men were arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty on Friday after Morgan Hill police discovered a goat hog-tied in the trunk of their car, a police sergeant said.

A patrol officer pulled over the car after the driver cut him off on Monterey Road near San Pedro Avenue, Morgan Hill police Sgt. Jerry Neumayer said.

The driver, 40-year-old Ciro Paredes of Morgan Hill, did not have a driver's license, and the officer smelled alcohol in the vehicle, according to Neumayer.

During a search of the car, the patrol officer found open beer cans and plastic bags filled with what he suspected was crystal methamphetamine, Neumayer said.

The patrol officer reported that he heard what he thought was a crying baby coming from the trunk of the car, according to Neumayer.

The officer looked in the trunk and found a goat that had been hog-tied. The animal was malnourished but alive, Neumayer said.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: goat; morganhill

1 posted on 12/29/2010 11:14:59 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

2 posted on 12/29/2010 11:18:06 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m at a loss for words over this. It is wrong in so many ways.

I hope the goat ends up adopted by someone out of a shelter.


3 posted on 12/29/2010 11:18:49 AM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: NormsRevenge

They’ll do more time for the goat than they will for the license, beer, and meth put together.


4 posted on 12/29/2010 11:18:59 AM PST by hometoroost (From Hope and Change to Gropin' Some Strange)
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To: NormsRevenge

Sex slave?


5 posted on 12/29/2010 11:19:23 AM PST by G Larry (When you're right, avoid compromise!)
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To: NormsRevenge

bastards!


6 posted on 12/29/2010 11:19:54 AM PST by Aria ( "Remember, attitudes are contagious, so make sure yours are worth catching." Sarah Palin 9-18-2010)
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To: NormsRevenge

Not funny. Hang the bastards!


7 posted on 12/29/2010 11:20:00 AM PST by Samogon (Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. - Plato)
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To: NormsRevenge

Can you hogtie a goat?

Colonel, USAFR


8 posted on 12/29/2010 11:20:54 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: SatinDoll

Regarding your Post #3, I am in full agreement. Hopefully, the goat will be able to spend the rest of its life on a hobby farm or even a petting zoo.


9 posted on 12/29/2010 11:21:21 AM PST by MplsSteve (Governor Mark Dayton? That's so incredibly alarming, don't you think?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Abusing animals that Americans won’t abuse...


10 posted on 12/29/2010 11:25:19 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Regulation without representation is tyranny.)
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To: Samogon

You forgot the sarcasm tag, or do you really believe killing three men is justice?


11 posted on 12/29/2010 11:25:37 AM PST by Jolla
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To: MplsSteve
Hopefully, the goat will be able to spend the rest of its life on a hobby farm or even a petting zoo.

Or maybe butcher and eat the thing for new years dinner.

12 posted on 12/29/2010 11:27:15 AM PST by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: NormsRevenge

The slaughter of a goat is often a satanic ritual.


13 posted on 12/29/2010 11:27:44 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: NormsRevenge

Three drunk Mexicans in a car with a tied up goat in the trunk? The answer seems pretty obvious to me—they were taking it home and were going to eat it. Is it cruelty to slaughter a goat and eat it? Arrest them for having open containers in the car or driving drunk, but this seems a stretch to call it animal cruelty.


14 posted on 12/29/2010 11:28:39 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: NormsRevenge; SatinDoll

I hate to tell y’all, but cabrito is might tasty. It has long been popular in parts of the South (because it’s a thrifty animal and sheep, the main meat competitor, are hard to raise in tropical climates), and now that there are an increasing number of Caribbean immigrants, it has become even more popular.


15 posted on 12/29/2010 11:29:32 AM PST by livius
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To: NormsRevenge

Article identifies the suspects by name but does not mention anything about their background. Did they have drivers licences and insurance?? Maybe they took the goat in payment. Goats are a popular food in Mexico. Tacos de birria (goat meat) tastes like mutton. Yes I have eaten it.


16 posted on 12/29/2010 11:30:09 AM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: seowulf

A malnourished goat probably would not make a good dinner, at least not for this New Year’s celebration.


17 posted on 12/29/2010 11:31:55 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: SatinDoll

Cabrito: BBQ Goat.


18 posted on 12/29/2010 11:32:12 AM PST by Deaf Smith (I spent all my money on women & booze, the other rest I just plain blew)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hogtieing the goats that Americans won’t hogtie.


19 posted on 12/29/2010 11:34:24 AM PST by caddie
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To: NormsRevenge

Cabrito - extra lean.


20 posted on 12/29/2010 11:35:00 AM PST by smokingfrog (Do all the talking you want, but do what I tell you.)
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To: NormsRevenge
If I was going to transport a live goat in a sedan then I would likely hogtie it and put it in the trunk as well.

The folks complaining about this obviously have no clue how dirty, smelly, and feisty goats are.

An untied goat would quickly break its legs from kicking inside the car.

Goat...the other white meat.

21 posted on 12/29/2010 11:35:00 AM PST by politicket (1 1/2 million attended Obama's coronation - only 14 missed work!)
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To: Le Chien Rouge
"The slaughter of a goat is often a satanic ritual."

Possibly Santeria.

22 posted on 12/29/2010 11:35:28 AM PST by Truth29
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To: SatinDoll
It is wrong in so many ways.

Well, yes.

It's a goat. It should have been goat-tied. What kind of cruel idiot hog-ties a goat?

23 posted on 12/29/2010 11:37:04 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Yours is the first sensible post.

Restraining the goat is what they did. We might not like the transport method, but they kept the goat from hurting himself, goats are not going to ride in a car without thrashing around, especially in the trunk.

Malnourished? I doubt it. Goats are thin and bony at their best.

I saw a guy buy several wiener pigs at auction once and put them in his trunk and drove off. I’m sure that was an adventure.


24 posted on 12/29/2010 11:41:49 AM PST by bigfootbob
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To: ArrogantBustard

Goat Tie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gmFwrqrWTE


25 posted on 12/29/2010 11:44:29 AM PST by Deaf Smith (I spent all my money on women & booze, the other rest I just plain blew)
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To: NormsRevenge
police discovered a goat hog-tied in the trunk

It is physically impossible to hog tie a goat unless you break a few bones.

26 posted on 12/29/2010 11:52:04 AM PST by SouthDixie (The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

27 posted on 12/29/2010 11:54:02 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: NormsRevenge

Let’s see, pulled over for cutting off a police car; no license, alcohol, meth, and goat. Probably an illegal alien. Somehow I doubt that the goat was the major issue.


28 posted on 12/29/2010 12:01:42 PM PST by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: Jolla
OK, I'll scale it back: lock’em up in a filthy trunk all tied up with no food or water for two weeks. Sounds better?
I have no sympathy to so-called people who torture animals, no matter the reasons, this scum does not deserve to live another day.
29 posted on 12/29/2010 12:03:25 PM PST by Samogon (Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. - Plato)
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To: NormsRevenge

Has Tucker Carlson called for their execution yet?


30 posted on 12/29/2010 12:11:46 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Cabra/goat is not bad to eat? I’d suspect the simple answer before I went direct to unusual.


31 posted on 12/29/2010 12:14:36 PM PST by zek157
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To: livius

I know of goat breeders that sell male kids for meat. That isn’t shocking.

The fact that the goat appeared malnourished was disturbing. The creature one intends to eat isn’t usually starved before slaughter.


32 posted on 12/29/2010 12:21:12 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Rescued-from-drunken-illegal-alien-goat-kidnappers ping.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

33 posted on 12/29/2010 12:21:22 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I think someone slipped something in Tucker’s eggnog.. or sumthin’.. Is he still on msLSDnbc?


34 posted on 12/29/2010 12:34:37 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

No, but the NFL is calling the Jail to see if they can sign them up.


35 posted on 12/29/2010 12:40:22 PM PST by Colvin (Proud Owner '66 Binder PU, '66 Binder Travelall,)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

I’m thinking they are in league with...

ChupaCabra!


36 posted on 12/29/2010 12:48:29 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: JoeProBono
Speaking of goats ...

Right next to our neighborhood is a section and a half we locals use for elk and deer hunting, about 960 acres of pine, fir, alder, etc., surrounded by farms and fields out along the roads. Some logging activity in recent years has left this area a mix of thick new growth with a lot of stumps, stump holes, and a mess of tangle-foot branches and sticks on the ground.

Just before the start of elk season, my neighbors were scouting out the area, looking for signs of elk activity among the logging trails and ravished timberland, when they came upon a huge stump hole, or some kind of hole. They peered over the edge into the darkness of what was to them the deepest stump hole they had ever seen.

There didn't seem to be a bottom. They tossed a rock into the hole, waiting for a thud to help determine the depth. Nothing. So they started looking around for a bigger rock to toss in.

Beneath one of the remaining huge fir trees, they found an old truck transmission, mostly covered with leaves and debris. Together they heaved and carried the huge block of rusting machinery over to the edge of the hole, swung it to a count of three, and let it go into the abyss.

Leaning over the hole, they listened carefully, waiting for a thud or splash that might reveal the depth of this mysterious hole.

All of a sudden, from the trees behind them, came this horrendous thrashing, snapping, crashing, branches breaking, like a whole herd of elk, or something, was breaking through the brush, and was fixing to trample them into the mud.

They both scrambled to get behind a tree or stump, just as a huge old billy goat burst from the trees into the clearing, raced across the few yards of open area, and jumped head-first into the hole, soon disappearing into the darkness of the abyss.

My baffled neighbors crawled back over to the edge of the hole, first peering downward, then looking agape at each other, wondering what the heck was that all about.

Before they could completely reassemble their wits, here come another rustling among the branches and trees, and they both scrambled back for the cover of their respective stump and tree.

Out from the trees comes this huge old fellow in bib overalls and a John Deere cap, and he says, "Hey, you fellers wouldn't happen to have seen a big old billy goat wandering around here, would you?"

The two neighbors looked at the farmer, then at each other, then back at the farmer, then one of them says, "Well, you ain't gonna believe this, but yes, we did see a big old billy goat; come busting out through the trees, and jumped head-first into this here big old gaping hole. Darnedest thing we've ever seen."

The big old farmer looked mighty puzzled, scratched his head and mumbled, "That's just impossible. I had him chained up tight to an old logging truck transmission."

37 posted on 12/29/2010 12:51:37 PM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: meadsjn

Ooops! Hate it when that happens...


38 posted on 12/29/2010 12:54:35 PM PST by livius
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To: SatinDoll

Goats are always kind of scrawny. One of their problems as a food meat is that they don’t have much fat, so sometimes it’s hard to tell if it’s malnourished or simply normal (for a goat).

Goats are strange animals. I had one once that we were going to breed and keep as a milk goat, but she was a big Alpine goat and was very strong and totally out of control. She could get out of any pen and any restraint (goats’ heads are narrower than their necks) and she was also aggressive.

The tiny goats that the Mexicans and other goat-eating folk have are smaller to begin with and usually are eaten pretty young (before they develop that goaty taste). This was probably not a goat but a kid, which is when their flavor is best and the meat is the most tender.


39 posted on 12/29/2010 1:00:24 PM PST by livius
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To: meadsjn

Read that story 3 times and each time I laughed louder...


40 posted on 12/29/2010 1:05:52 PM PST by goat granny (Great dad's are a blessing to son's but more so to daughters...)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Yes, it is cruelty to tie up the goat and stick it in the trunk, which is why it was crying out. There are rules about hunting, and rules about how to sacrifice animals for meat etc. so that it is done humanely. Those rules are there for a reason. That goat is much closer to us in intelligence and its place in the universe than we are in comparison to God, but God doesn’t treat us cruelly. If I saw them do this, three of them wouldn’t be enough to stop me from making them wish they had bought a box of pop tarts instead of being thoughtless cruel a**holes.


41 posted on 12/29/2010 2:13:40 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: BenLurkin

LOL! Is that ‘shopped?


42 posted on 12/29/2010 2:44:00 PM PST by magslinger (Samuel Colt, feminist. Making women equal to men for over 150 years.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

I agree with your comments. Since before recorded history humans have been aware of the dilemma about having to kill for food. Countless forms of ritual slaughter and the drawings at Lascaux cave attest to spiritual beings who treated their quarry with respect. I have no sympathy for those who are cruel to animals, even if they are only meant to be eaten.


43 posted on 12/29/2010 2:45:54 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: JoeProBono

Now is that any way to treat your girlfriend?


44 posted on 12/29/2010 2:49:53 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: NormsRevenge

Figures!

Morgan Hill is just an extension of the mentality of Sam Josie.


45 posted on 12/29/2010 2:55:13 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: SatinDoll

Hispanics - I know this one - they were going to torture and kill it for a ritual of Palo Mayombe. Disgusting.


46 posted on 12/29/2010 2:58:11 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: SatinDoll

“I hope the goat ends up adopted by someone out of a shelter.”

What’s a homeless guy going to do with a goat?


47 posted on 12/29/2010 3:26:54 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

I hope the goat ends up adopted our of an animal shelter by a loving and caring family or person.

Better?


48 posted on 12/29/2010 9:16:02 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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