'Prop' Goat Rescued During Photo Shoot
A participant in a photo shoot became a model of compassion when she saved a goat’s life. The goat was being used as a “prop,” and the shoot took place on a scorching-hot summer day on a California ranch. The participant found the goat lying on the ground with hooves that were so overgrown that he was unable to stand up or reach food and water, even in the scorching heat.
PETA was contacted about the goat’s plight, we quickly alerted animal control, and voilà! The goat was surrendered to animal control’s custody within 24 hours. It likely took months for the hooves to grow so painfully long, but the goat’s owner claimed that he “didn’t notice.” Luckily, it took the photo shoot participant one glance, and she noticed. PETA is asking for cruelty charges.
After a long overdue hoof trim and some TLC, the goat was put up for adoption, his photo prop days behind him.
You don’t have to be an expert to tell that an animal might be suffering. If something doesn’t look right, it probably isn’t right, so please speak up!