user Mr B | over 7 years ago

Surely there are poor farmers on the island who would welcome additional livestock free of charge - problem solved.

user Lizz | over 7 years ago

Frank, the original photo shows a dead goat, very upsetting it was too.

user Frank | over 7 years ago

Upsetting photograph ????? What am I missing, it's a picture of a goat standing on a rock ...

user Anton | over 7 years ago

Looked like an instant death to me, and the suggestion that these nimble-footed mountain goats could be easily caught is surely nonsense. I wonder how many of the bleeding hearts brigade wear leather shoes or belts without worrying too much about what that involves.

user Henry James | over 7 years ago

Clearly these appalling excuses for human beings have never heard of relocation.

user Andrew Ede | over 7 years ago

Simon, it's not a case of leeway (or not). The photo is (was) unpleasant, but then the subject isn't pleasant either. If some people find it offensive, then it has been changed.

user Simon Tow | over 7 years ago

I donĀ“t particularly like the photo either, but what I think should be remembered is that the DB is a sister paper, i.e. owned by, the local Ultima Hora, which published the same photo in their spanish edition (see below). One must presume that Jason sometimes has little leeway about what he can and what he cannot publish in the, basically, english edition of the spanish paper.

user C. Atkinson | over 7 years ago

To the editor; I find this photo absolutely disgusting as I'm sure the majority of your readers do, surly journalism on our peaceful island dosent need to display such a graphic photo, the children and all of today are subjected to enough visual terror on TV etc, why put this story up that this kind of thing is the norm, its not, ok culling sometime's is necessary, please inform us if you must in a more educational way.

user Donald | over 7 years ago

Shot ? More like killed using the Halal method, to keep you know who happy.

user Lizz | over 7 years ago

Why not just catch and castrate the male goats ? Surely a more humane method of keeping numbers in check. I must say we regularly walk in this area and have not seen more goats here than in other rural areas. I dread to think what we we will see when we next walk the area.