A Dead Goat Was Hanged from Berkner High's Goal Post on Eve of Plano East Football Game

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Plano East High School slaughtered Richardson's Berkner Rams on Friday night in the completely metaphorical sense that its football team scored more points (34) than its rival (13). The night before, the slaughter was quite literal.

Members of Berkner's marching band arrived at the high school's football field at around 6 a.m. Friday to find a goat carcass hanging by its ankles from one of the goal posts. The goat was removed fairly quickly by animal control, but not before someone snapped a grainy cell phone picture of the animal and put it on Twitter.

Richardson police have launched an animal cruelty investigation and are "trying to determine who the owner of the goat is and who is responsible," an investigator told The Dallas Morning News.

Logic would suggest this is the work of one of the 2,800 students enrolled at Plano East, which celebrated its homecoming this weekend. So far at least, police have had trouble further narrowing the list of potential suspects.

The response to the dead-goat discovery has been equal parts outrage and disgust.

"It's not really funny, it's not good sportsmanship, and animal cruelty is not something that should be taken lightly," Berkner senior Gabby Gafford told Fox 4.

But before we hunt down the perpetrators and string them up like that poor defenseless animal, it's worth asking whether it's more likely that a bunch of suburban teenagers sought out a live goat and killed it themselves, or whether they went down to one of the halal butcher shops two miles so away in downtown Richardson and bought one that was already dead.

It's also worth pointing out that, as a prank, it doesn't make any sense. Male goats are called bucks, not rams.


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tonytrex1627
tonytrex1627

My Mexican neighbor is asking about the meat for his taco stand.

casiepierce
casiepierce

I love this thread! A dead goat and everyone's lamenting the perfectly good waste of food. Yes, I miss Texas!

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

damn waste of some good cabrito

godzillajrakamr972
godzillajrakamr972

"OH MY GOD, THIS IS SO TERRIBLE. PUNISH THE MOTHERFUCKER WHO DID IT!" 

....as said by the self righteous asshole who eats dead animals on a weekly basis.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

So it seems Deadspin likes to report Unfair PArk stories about 1-2 times a week now.  Gregg Howard must be doing you a good to get some crossover clicks for ya

Ryan Thaliono
Ryan Thaliono

In this crazy world we live in, im grateful that this is not human being!

mcdallas
mcdallas

Get over it.


When I was in high school, some satanic group made an alter on our pitchers mound, complete with dismembered animal sacrifice.  


JackJett
JackJett

There is no doubt that the same group of folks that did this, raped the animal first prior to killing it.  Thinking they were ULTRA cool ...taking a photo to whack off to it later....YEAH....go team go....we are tough, twisted, football jocks soon to be serial killers who will make our parents proud. 

Jon Goerner
Jon Goerner

Not me. I like cabrito too much to waste it.

Liz Cappon
Liz Cappon

As a PESH alum, I am extremely disturbed that someone at my school could have done this. Not okay.

Jason Simms
Jason Simms

some body better eat that meat before it goes bad

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

I thought FB comments were dead Gavin, you said we shouldnt be seeing them anymore

Stephanie Feller
Stephanie Feller

Wow! What a bunch of idiots. Really messed up. Hope they find the people who did it.

dingo
dingo

....one of the 2,800 students enrolled at Plano East.

The Plano East number is around 6000 counting all of the the 9-10th grade feeder school enrollments according to 1012 UIL numbers. Berkner is around 2650.

Anandalila
Anandalila

Interesting, its sick for teenagers to kill the goat (which is innocent and the animal protection team is involved) but its "ok," for the butcher shop down the street to act the same way?? Killing is killing. I think that collectively 8 out of 10 americans eat animals everyday.. what is the difference of this animal?? Because you see the carcass before it is cooked.. does it become more surreal that way?  There is no difference. A body is a body and killing is killing. There is no difference yet this BIG surprise of a dead goat made it on the news. Perhaps we should start posting something alittle bit more sick- parents feeding their barely walking children meat. A child is not able to defend nor tell right from wrong yet you feed your child a dead animal. That is sick!


AlphaJohnson
AlphaJohnson

Also people string goats up and eat them on the daily. 

Source: my buddy owns a farm out in East Texas and when I visit the just the hooves are usually still attached to his clothes line. I enjoy eating some goat from time to time. Some farmer is probably pissed that some kids stole his dinner. So much for animal cruelty. Maybe you should figure out who wasted that meat instead of "who hurt that poor goat."

jellyfissshhh
jellyfissshhh

@Pat Smith You're talking about a possible minor! Wow, what a great adult influence you must be. 

Sotiredofitall
Sotiredofitall topcommenter

@mcdallas At ours they borrowed a couple of pigs from the 4H farm, feed them ex-lax, then turned them loose on the school overnight. 

JustSaying
JustSaying

@JackJett Come on, Jack. There are not enough details yet to know if these were some sick kids that killed the goat or if they were just some pranksters that bought a dead goat at the halal meat shop. Hell, we are in Texas so it could very well be a goat that died of natural causes that they decided to use for a prank instead of burying it or dragging it to the woods for the buzzards to take care of.

jellyfissshhh
jellyfissshhh

@Allyson Turner Wilkerson Well I went to East, so my school getting blamed is just as bad. 

RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

@dingo I never realized Plano ISD was keeping records a thousand years ago.

ruddski
ruddski

How do you know the goat was innocent? Very few goats are.

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

Flesh tastes good, and it's nutritious, particularly goat, which tends to be field raised

RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

@Anandalila I think the difference is, this goat was hanging from a goal post, and probably not properly gutted and cleaned.  Couple that with the average temperatures around here, even at night, and no cheesecloth to keep flies from infesting it, and you've got many pounds of spoiled meat there.  And again, It. Was. Hanging. From. A. Goalpost.

mcdallas
mcdallas

@Anandalila 

I can win this argument with one word:


Bacon.


(reclines back in a moment of sheer self-wonder)

Nictacular
Nictacular

@Anandalila Well, this one wasn't eaten. People eat dogs and cats, are you cool with people killing them to hang around town?

Also, is this the news?

JackJett
JackJett

@JustSaying @JackJett You know you are right.....Damn me and my freaking jaded and bitter mind.  I bet they were good Christianista's from Robert Jeffress's congregations who did every thing in their power to save this ill goat who lacked insurance, and then in an effort to show people what can happen to those without Obamacare, they used this poor goat as an example to ALL. 

Yet, now I wonder, what about the poor hungry buzzards that are left hungry and starving.  Who is going to care for them? 

Thank you for opening my mind. 

JustSaying
JustSaying

@Sotiredofitall @ScottsMerkin Gavin should not have spoke so soon. He should have waited to see if it worked before he informed us of his attempt. Instead, he told everybody that he was pregnant as soon as he peed on the stick and we are the ones feeling awkward that he miscarried the very next day. Gotta wait for it to stick before you start telling folks, dude.

ruddski
ruddski

As it turns out, the damn goat was gay.

JustSaying
JustSaying

@JackJett @JustSaying  I am not cool with animal cruelty of ANY kind. But if the goat was already dead, using his corpse in a prank was at worst bad taste. If it was goat cancer or goat heart disease that got him, at least he didn't die in vain. He played a big room one last time.

JackJett
JackJett

@JustSaying @JackJett   I know what you are saying..just sayin....But the bottom line..for me is that there is no rationalization for ANY sort of animal cruelty ..even in Texas...and even for high school jocks. The year is 2013 and we should be above and beyond needing to make animals suffer for our own amusement.  It is barbaric and any psychologist will tell you it leads to harming humans.  So in my book it is a no go no matter what color your neck it. And as far as I know, it has yet to make anyone's dick bigger.

JustSaying
JustSaying

@JackJett @JustSaying You really missed my point. Have you ever been out to rural areas? People don't give proper burials to every fucking animal that they own. A person with multiple cows, chickens, or goats doesn't mourn the death of one like it was the family dog. They are almost always just drug off to the woods or to the creek bottom to rot where the smell won't reach the house. There are not a lot of country folk that are going to break out the backhoe and dig a grave for every piece of lost livestock.

If that goat was killed for this prank, then the people that did it should absolutely be prosecuted. If it was just some kid that used a dead goat from their grandparents ranch as a prop in a practical joke, then this not a fucking scandal. If anything its just a waste. With all the churches around here, its a shame that they wasted a perfectly good prop goat on a football field. They should have put a Slayer shirt on the goat placed it somewhere that made more sense comedy wise. At the very least they should have frozen it until Halloween.

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

@JustSaying @Sotiredofitall @ScottsMerkin 

Posse!

Get the furriner!

Now, where are the nearest goalposts?

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