Thursday, October 15, 2009

Possible Religious Link Seen in Mystery of Runaway Goats

Are you kidding me?? This headline (above) is from the New York Times! And wait until you read paragraph one!
Another goat, the fourth in the past four months, was found wandering in the vicinity of the Hutchinson River Parkway in the Bronx over the weekend.
Another goat!? And it seems that:

The goats had baffled animal rescuers, because they were not marked in a way that indicated they were from live markets. They did not have metal tags in their ears and were not marked by spray paint.

This is because:

While the goats could have been dumped sick animals or live-market escapees, a number of neighbors have called animal-care officials to speculate that the goats might be part of the sacrificial rituals of Santeria, a religion created several centuries ago by West Africans enslaved in colonial Cuba and imported to the New York area in the 1940s.