Thursday, December 07, 2006

Gets your goat

Thinking of going for the charity Christmas option this year and buying your loved one a goat for an African family? Think again, fool. Animal Aid, the UK's largest animal rights group, say this:
  • £11 sends six chickens to an impoverished area where they can heighten the disease risk and severely damage the immediate environment
  • £125 provides a pair of goats - animals known to cause desertification, thereby reducing the amount of farmland available to local people
  • £750 sends a cow, who will drink up to 90 litres of the villagers' water every single day
The Nintendo Wii's out today. Get one of those instead.


Animal Aid
Wii. Are. Your Friends

3 comments:

Edmund Hardy said...

I got part of a water buffalo last year. The water part.

Red said...

Never give anyone animals for Christmas. Ever. Whether a puppy or a goat.

kearns said...

It looks as though Karl Pilkington was right again. In the words of the great man himself:

"You’ve got a fella over here who hasn’t got a present cos his mate bought him a goat. You’ve got a family over there who are wondering about having another mouth to feed, and you’ve got a goat who’s going 'What am I doing here?'"