24 Baby Goats Rescued From Being Bludgeoned to Death
A team from Pasado’s Safe Haven have just recently brought in 24 male baby goats, rescued from a dairy farm intending to bludgeon them to death.
As the farm was raising goats for dairy, the male goats that are born have no commercial value, and this particular farm uses the “hammer-to-the-head” method to dispose of them. It is completely legal to not only kill the male goats–but also doing so with this method, as farm animals lack the rights of animals kept as pets.
The male goats were rescued on Tuesday from the farm, and estimates from the organization claim that 1,000 goats are killed every year by being bludgeoned. The farm itself has remained undisclosed due to Pasado hoping to continue rescuing animals facing horrific and unnecessary death.
A Pasado spokesperson stated:
“It’s a common by-product of milk production – what to do with the male babies.”
The goats are currently being supervised as many were just weeks-old when rescued and were therefore separated too early from their mothers. They have all since had full veterinary examinations at Monroe sanctuary, and will be ready for adoption when they hit 8-12 weeks of age. According to Pasado’s Facebook page:
“They [goats] are all settling in, becoming silly and playful, and enjoying when visitors come to snuggle them. They love to chew on anything in site and climb on their caregivers! The babies who we estimate are around a week old are being housed indoors in our clinic, and the little ones we believe to be around 4-5 weeks old are housed in a warm and cozy quarantine stall, attached to our clinic.”
For more information on the rescue, to stay updated on the goats, and to donate to their care, visit the Pasado’s Safe Haven website.
Photo Credit: Pasado’s Safe Haven