Tuesday, 20 December 2005

goats, goats, goats

Further to my earlier blog, does any one know how much money has been raised in the past two years for buying goats, and how many goats have actually been bought? And does anyone know what the impact on the environment of all these extra goats will be? I saw somewhere that last year (2004) Oxfam raised enough money for 30,000 extra goats. A scary thought.


  1. Well if you read the small print, you'll find that the money may not necessarily be used to buy goats; it just generally goes towards projects that involve buying goats - as with most charity donations the money end up in a pot. So presumably it may be tricky to find out how many actual goats have been bought. May be worth asking Oxfam directly though - I can't see that they would want to keep it secret.

  2. i used to live in rural south africa and i was told by a agricultural development worker that goats were the main threat to the environment in that area as they eat any vegetation including small shrubs and trees.He also said they were useless and simply functioned as the traditional store of wealth - usually earned in the mines. It seems strange that charities are actually buying them.

  3. I didnt find thing that i need... :-(