Goats are one of the oldest domesticated animals and there are over three hundred known distinct breeds of goat. The domestic goat Capra aegagrus hircus is a subspecies of Bovidae goat family and is closely related to the sheep as both are in the goat-antelope subfamily Caprinae. (Yes, I did my research)
But this campaign is about a different domestic goat spiecies called capra hymena from thepussyria goat family closely related to the cat as both are in the goat-cat subfamily cuntae.
While both the does or nannies and the bucks or billies are equally endangered; the cause for alarm is with the nannies.
Unlike the Capra aegagrus hircus which have been used for their milk, meat, hair,skins and sometimes as pets in the western world; capra hymena have no known function (though on a small scale have been used for the above functions) but have long been considered the hallmark of purity by those who keep them.
However in contemporary society, capra hymena have become the most hunted animals. Poachers who simply want to eat some meat and collectors who have a fetish for this rare species are driving these helpless creatures to the brink of extinction.
On the other hand, not many people today in possession of these unique animals attach as much value to them as they were taught while growing up. In some Communities they are almost looked at as contrabands, a means of doing time if found in one’s possession and some of these anxious keepers will discard their animals to whoever cares to slaughter them—mostly because the size of the animal’s ‘horn’ has become onerous.
Please, whoever has their goat; Keep it on a short leash lest poachers and collectors devour your ka only goat. And that ‘horn’, there are many ways you can trim it down. Let’s conserve nature, spareCapra hymena, eat Capra aegagrus hircus instead.
Read Part II here to see how these marginalized animals can be conserved.