Plans for Evening Cancer editor, Mike Norton, to marry a British Toggenburg goat in a private ceremony this week have come under fire from VEGANS and environmental campaigners.
One opponent of Norton’s goat nuptials claims it would be “a disgrace likely to bring humiliation upon the poor goat”.
VEGANS eat no animal products, including milk and eggs.
Bristol VEGAN Doris Bonkers, 45, of Sea Mills, condemned Norton’s nuptials as environmentally unfriendly and unhealthy.
She said: “British Toggenburgs usually have sound dairy conformation as well as being strong and robust, having good longevity. The breed is one of the most popular breeds in the UK and is used on commercial goat farms where cheese is the main product. They are not suited to marriage to Group Editors of regional newspaper titles.”
But lecturer and Green campaigner Glenn Vowles, 46, of Knowle, said: “While I’m, of course, against the principle of goat weddings, there are serious questions as to whether The Bristol Blogger is making this up.”
Bristol East MP Kerry McCarthy (Labour), who is also a VEGAN, has never raised the issue – yet – of goat marriage in Parliament.
And she also had some concerns about the truth of what the Blogger was saying. She claimed we were just phoning around various people trying to find people prepared to condemn a fabricated story in order to use a witty headline.
The council’s only Green Party councillor Charlie Bolton (Southville) said: “I think you’re talking bollocks.”