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Virginia cops last week did their bit for caprine wellbeing by liberating a half-baked goat from a car trunk, the Lynchburg News Advance reports. Bedford Sheriff’s Deputy Allison Key was alerted to a possible goat in distress scenario when Fiona Ann Enderdy, 32, of Washington, DC, pulled up at a DUI checkpoint on US 460 at the …

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Clean up

I believe the mistake may have come from listening to Future of the left 's song 'You need Satan more than he needs you' specifically 'Clean up, fetch the goat, is there somewhere he can travel in the boot?'

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Pint

The goat...... pending a court decision on its fate.

burger? sausage? or stake? it will depend on the judge's stomach mood!

I already have my drink, were is my plate?

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Ads on the page

The ad on the page is for an Open Air BBQ Buffet... You gotta love context sensitive advertising...

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Sir

I think your legal department will find that it is only humans that can be legally transported in this manner.

See London Underground

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Anonymous Coward

Caprine rights is all and good, but...

Why do goats need fodder and water when traveling, and if that's a requirement why doesn't it exist for humans?

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It's simple...

Goats can't read the McDonald's drive-thru menu when the driver stops for refreshment. That being the case, it's best to provide for them in advance. Of course, common sense dictates you also be considerate enough to provide a diaper for long trips...

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Legal in Britain?

Oh no it's not. For the terminally bored, relevant legislation is found here:

http://www.defra.gov.uk/foodfarm/farmanimal/welfare/transport/index.htm

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Well, someone has to say it.

Will nobody think of the kids?

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Obviously a mental pygmy

She defended her goat transportation technique on the grounds that she is British and "transporting goats in this manner is acceptable there".

Two notes for the moronic driver:

1. You aren't in the U.K., you're in the U.S.

2. It gets a damn sight hotter in Virginia than it does anywhere in the U.K.

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perhaps if she talks loudly enough

they'd understand.

Drilling for oil in this way is perfectly acceptable in Britain, congressman - get back in your box!

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Unexpected

Never expected Yr.Humble Correspondent's home county to appear in a Reg article, ever. We barely have Internet around here after all.

Anyway I'll keep this in mind if I ever have to transport a goat, it'll just have to ride shotgun. Presumably, having only one cupholder, I'll have to do without so the goat can have fresh water.

Then again, the A/C is out on my car and it's been frickin' hot lately, the trunk might be a more comfortable place to ride than the passenger cabin.

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Coat

Baa-aa-aa-aa-staa-aaa--rrr-dddd--ssss

nuf said....

gettin me coat, night all....

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WTF?

Always used pickup truck

When my parents transported our goats, they (the goats) were in the pickup bed. I can't imagine anyone humanely transporting a farm animal and not using either an appropriate truck or trailer.

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I can..

.. but the London Underground joke has already been made. Sorry.

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Probably not as cruel in UK

After all, it's not so beastly hot in the UK as in Virginia most of the summer, and you have to travel a long way in America to get just about anywhere. Trunk not so hot, shorter trip, happier goat.

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IT Angle

Whatever the outcome...

...this still beats a World Cup story. We're covered on those elsewhere, thanks.

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Go

Remind me?

Is that a 49-37 or a 49-38?

No wait a 49-37 is carrying an unlicensed aardvark in your knapsack.

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Here in Sonoma ...

... there's a woman who routinely has a goat in the passenger compartment of her car (a little orange/red Datsun stationwagon). She treats it like a dog ... but unfortunately goats are barnyard animals & not really "litter box" trainable. The car smells like it's been used as a goat's loo for YEARS. Needless to say, the woman is a trifle on the wacky side ...

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funny but I belive ......

the practice is common in part of the UK were they cut the goats neck as part of a BBQ/party/religious (Qurbani/Eid ul-Adha) deal either over the bathtub or a drain in the street.

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