Animal rights activists are calling on the organizers of the long-running Killorglin festival to end the tradition of including a live goat as part of the festivities.
The goat, crowned ‘King Puck’ by the enthusiastic locals, is placed inside a cage and hoisted up a few feet up in the air, and there it remains for a good 72 hours. At the end of its ordeal, King Puck is released back into the wilderness, terrified, and reportedly in a permanent state of confusion.
Bernie Wright of the Alliance for Animal Rights says “It is all part of the lack of respect we have for other species.
“These festivals are realjy to show human’s superiority, and he is not an it he is a he, and he should be left in peace.”