As Editor and Chief of LOHD, I have been conducting a nation wide search for a couple new beat writers, and the winner of the Southeastern contest was Ritch (aka Flounder). As posted in the notes he came across a story that might be of interest to those Goat lovers out there.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Some Bowling Green, Ky., police officers found more than they bargained for after stopping by a Western Kentucky University fraternity party early Thursday.The officers discovered a live goat stuffed into a storage room of the Alpha Gamma Rho house with no food or water, standing in its own urine and feces, according to WBKO-TV in Bowling Green.The authorities cited 19-year-old Trenton Dakota Jackson with a second-degree count of cruelty to animals.Officials aren’t sure why the goat was in the storage room and don’t know how long the goat had been held captive. Some of the students told police the goat was going to be used in a hazing ritual.Brian Peyton, the president of Western’s Alpha Gamma Rho chapter, said the goat was brought in as a prank, to make some pledges think they would have to have sex with it, WBKO reported. But Peyton told the TV station that the incident wasn’t related to hazing. He said that nobody actually was going to have sex with the goat, the TV station reported.The goat was sent to the Warren County Humane Society so it could be examined by a veterinarian.The fraternity has been ordered to stop all activities during an investigation. Alpha Gamma Rho has been cited for hazing three times since 1996.The executive director of Alpha Gamma Rho’s national organization in Kansas City, Mo., said he’s also suspended the fraternity chapter. The organization will send someone to the university to investigate the allegations and cooperate with university officials, director Philip Josephson said.
Hopefully PETA doesn’t get involved.