June is National Goat Trauma Awareness Month (we’re not kidding)

By on June 3, 2015

It’s true that June is National Goat Trauma Awareness Month, but we here at Night Flight also believe that the goats are harmed by these traumatic experiences too, as evidenced by this classic clip showing two goats — Bob and Ed — who have been separated after a particularly traumatic incident.

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According to the incredible statistics we’ve found at this slightly out-of-date website for the Childhood Goat Trauma Foundation, each year more than 6,000 people are traumatized by goats in U.S. petting zoos. If a child is traumatized by a goat before the age of five, he/she is more likely to become some sort of social deviant.

The Childhood Goat Trauma Foundation was created in 1982 by a small group that originally came together as a an informal support group for problems that were the result of traumatic experiences at petting zoos as children. This group realized that there were many others out there who were afraid to come forward with their horrific stories and wanted to find some way to help as many people as they could. The Childhood Goat Trauma Foundation is the result of their dream.

The facts are alarming: When given a choice, four out of five goats will attack a child before attacking either another goat or an adult.

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We believe a happy goat is better all around, for all concerned parties, and we will be doing our part to acknowledge the importance of promoting more widespread knowledge of the dangers of goat trauma.

Help us spread the word this month by sharing this post, and if you’ve got a goat trauma story to tell us about, please leave it as a comment below.

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About Bryan

Bryan Thomas has been a freelancing writer/critic for All Music Guide and a dozen other websites and zines, most of them long gone. He’s also worked for over twenty years at reissue record labels, and penned scads of liner notes -- prior to that he worked in bookstores and record stores, going all the way back to the original vinyl daze. He is now somewhat reclusive and bides his time quietly in his dusty Miracle Mile hermitage in Los Angeles, CA.