Goat-cha: SR13m ‘rare’ deal raises eyebrows



JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS

Published — Sunday 8 September 2013

Last update 13 September 2013 4:16 pm

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A Saudi businessman has sold a goat for an unprecedented price of $3 million, according to a newspaper report on Monday. The sale of the animal for SR13 million ($3.46 million) caused a stir in the social media.
Websites have published images of the multimillion-dollar goat and the check that sealed the deal. Experts interested in goat trading said the animal had unique features and is a rare breed, according to the report.
Saudis and expatriates were wondering why the man purchased the goat paying such a huge price and considered it sheer extravagance.
Bloggers, tweeters and other commentators in the social media were surprised over the astronomical price.
“This should not be encouraged ... especially when more than two million Syrian refugees languish in makeshift tents in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon,” said one commentator.
“We should use the God-given money in a useful way and for the betterment of humanity,” said another.

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