Thieves attack goat during farm break-in

thisisoxfordshire: Derek Turner with the goat that was attacked Derek Turner with the goat that was attacked

THIEVES chopped off part of a goat’s horn with an axe during a raid on an small-holding.

The tame rare breed, which is particularly friendly to humans, was found by her owner Derek Turner covered in blood the next morning.

Mr Turner said his Iveco tipper lorry which had been parked at the site, in Blackthorn Road, near Launton, £3,000-worth of steel and tools and diesel were stolen sometime between 8pm on Monday and 9am on Tuesday. Two tractors and buildings at the 20-acre site were also damaged.

Mr Turner, 59, believed the total bill would be about £10,000.

He said: “They attacked an animal and cut its horn off.

“I think she had gone up to them, all the goats are friendly and hand-tame.

“Someone took a swing at her with a chopper or an axe they had stolen from my shed.

“When I got there on Tuesday morning she was covered in blood all down one side. She looked terrible.”

The goat, which should recover, is one of 67 at the site.

It is believed to be the largest private herd of her breed in the country.

Mr Turner said he had tried to protect his property with security lighting, cameras and an alarm.

The service engineer, from Launton, added: “I have got to the stage where I’m thinking of giving it up.”

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10:53am Thu 20 Jan 11

MissyKM says...

The theft aspect is yet another indication that this scum feel that they can get away with anything without any fear of being punished. Injuring an innocent trusting animal exposes something far more sinister; most people that are capable of that, are not far from rape and murder according to the professionals. The whole thing is sick and it will only get worse whilst crime is so cheap.
The theft aspect is yet another indication that this scum feel that they can get away with anything without any fear of being punished. Injuring an innocent trusting animal exposes something far more sinister; most people that are capable of that, are not far from rape and murder according to the professionals. The whole thing is sick and it will only get worse whilst crime is so cheap. MissyKM

10:56am Thu 20 Jan 11

GRB says...

Hopefully the scumbags responsible are caught quickly (which I doubt they will) and the farm owner is allowed to take an axe to them!
Hopefully the scumbags responsible are caught quickly (which I doubt they will) and the farm owner is allowed to take an axe to them! GRB

12:31pm Thu 20 Jan 11

Niko Bellic says...

The culprits will no doubt be in their caravans at the bottom of the farm...
The culprits will no doubt be in their caravans at the bottom of the farm... Niko Bellic

1:48pm Thu 20 Jan 11

guybrush says...

Gypsies yet again.... Maybe they have a chavy wedding to pay for!
Gypsies yet again.... Maybe they have a chavy wedding to pay for! guybrush

4:06pm Thu 20 Jan 11

Lord Palmerstone says...

If the horn and the perpetrators are together let's hope the police find an excuse to put the horn somehere where the sun don't shine
If the horn and the perpetrators are together let's hope the police find an excuse to put the horn somehere where the sun don't shine Lord Palmerstone

6:49pm Thu 20 Jan 11

peterr Macvey says...

Can anybody answer why a certain section of our society get away with this type of thing, whilst the rest of us get banged up for having a sneaky ciggie in the loos of our local. Surely they are not above the law?
Can anybody answer why a certain section of our society get away with this type of thing, whilst the rest of us get banged up for having a sneaky ciggie in the loos of our local. Surely they are not above the law? peterr Macvey

12:19am Fri 21 Jan 11

caversfield says...

More responses to animal cruelty than women being sexually assaulted?
More responses to animal cruelty than women being sexually assaulted? caversfield

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