Stop Ireland's cruel goat festival
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Every August in Ireland, a goat is roughly captured from the wild, dragged into a cage and suspended 60 feet in the air for three days and three nights. It's all part of a cruel festival known as "Puck Fair" in the town of Killorglin in County Kerry.
The festival organisers say the goat is 'treated like a king' but the reality is that the animal is stressed and frightened by the experience. It is taken from its natural environment, paraded through cheering crowds and kept dangling in a small cage in a high tower. This may have been acceptable 400 years ago when the festival originally began but doing this to an animal today is unacceptable.
Tell the Puck Fair, its sponsors and supporters, to stop living in the past. It's time to take the live goat out of the Puck Fair.
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