Washington Goat Farmer Slapped With Felony Charge for Beating Baby Goats to Death

January 2004

After learning about a goat farmer in Portage, Washington, who bludgeoned baby goats to death with a hammer and sliced open the bellies of pregnant goats having difficulty giving birth without anesthesia, PETA contacted local authorities and the farmer has been charged with felony cruelty to animals.

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