Outside of the $19,000 reward being offered by the Louisiana SPCA to find out the identity of the diners, I’m really not seeing why the following dominated the news yesterday:
Man beheads goat as others film gruesome event in New Orleans ~ Jim Mustian
So it is a crime to be at the apex of the food chain? I reckon that depends on who you ask.
The SPCA did not release the 12-second cellphone video but described the “extremely graphic” clip this way:
“While the men stand in a circle around the plastic swimming pool, string is tied around the goat’s neck and hanged from an above object. One man then beheads the goat while the other men cheer in the background and record the felony act with cellphones.
Accusing someone of perpetrating a felony is serious stuff, especially since:
Haefele acknowledged that the video leaves unanswered the question of whether the goat was cooked after it was slaughtered — actually an important legal question — and whether it was abused before the footage began.
“We don’t know what happened prior to the video or after,” she said. “Did they slaughter the animal to cook it, which, as awful as it sounds, is not a felony if they cooked it. It’s not illegal to kill livestock for food.”
Now I’ll grant the kids today are a bit different from back in the dark ages when I was a young man for we used to offer the Goat a blindfold and a cigarette before dispatching it with a single gunshot to the back of the head but everyone has seemingly gone jihadist these days especially since Youtube is littered with Goat beheading videos, some worse than others.
Sources familiar with the back yard goat roast tell Slabbed not a single scrap of the goat went to waste, even its liver was consumed by the festive party goers with fava beans and chianti. Then, general dancing ensued after the suite of sweets was served. Follow-up comments from the guests were numerous and laudatory with one party-goer claiming “It was the finest event he had ever attended in New Orleans.”
Stay tuned as Slabbed follows this developing story.