Aggie Frat Member Shot and Killed a Pet Goat, For Some Frat-Related Reason

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Aggie frat is a different kind of animal house
Late last year, Texas A&M ordered a weeklong stoppage of all fraternity social activities in order to reinforce rules governing the groups.

The university didn't lay out any specifics for what sparked their action, but the Bryan-College Station Eagle filed an open records request and received e-mails and paperwork outlining allegations that led to administrators' concerns.

Among the usual fraternity crap there was....a guy shooting a goat. His pet goat. His semi-famous pet goat.

"A fraternity member grabbed a 12-gauge shotgun in early October and walked to his pet goat, who had a Facebook page and many friends, according to an investigator's report by a Student Affairs employee," the paper reports.

A law enforcement officer told the paper that "slaying a goat -- or even a pet dog or cat -- isn't illegal if it's your own and not done cruelly," so no charges will be filed in the incident.

So we guess if he had taunted the goat before killing him, or made him squeal like a pig or something, that would have been cruel and illegal. Just walking up to the goat and blowing him away: legal.

The paperwork given to the newspaper said A&M authorities were becoming aware that frats were getting out of hand.

"There has been an overall spike among our Greeks in drinking, hazing, improper conduct, etc.," wrote Lt. Gen. Joe Weber, vice president for student affairs, in a Nov. 14 e-mail to President R. Bowen Loftin.

Click over to the Eagle for fuller details, but other incidents uncovered in the story sound more like usual frat hazing: yelling at pledges, making them drink nasty stuff, etc.

But then there was this:

A pledge was asked to write a 500-word essay to a member, the topic being why fraternities are better than the Corps of Cadets, and to write a poem for the member.

Better than the corps? Blasphemy. Plus, poem-writing is now hazing?

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Bevoer
Bevoer

People, there was a perfectly good explanation for this. They were making a snuff film, 8mm style.

Katy
Katy

Can’t stop slaying goats now!They’ve already done it once… It’s a tradition!

Capricorn the Sea Goat.com
Capricorn the Sea Goat.com

re: the Goat-Killer:

What.A.Dick.

Just like child abusers should be sterilized, he should never be allowed to own a "pet" again. Hey, wait, isn't a child abusing an animal one of the surefire signs the child suffered sexual abuse? Maybe he should be mandated therapy.

Craig
Craig

Build a bonfire - kill some peoples.

Brew95
Brew95

Rent a friend, Join a frat.Earn a friend, build a BONFIRE.

ribalding
ribalding

So now there are 2 things livestock have to fear about Aggie frat boys. (Makes you wonder if he lubed up the shotgun.)

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