thank you for clarifing what food source they were used for.They were used as a food source for preditors. One fainting goat would be in a flock of sheep. When a preditor would come up, the fainting goat would faint and the flock of sheep could get away. Then the preditor would eat the goat. I was the "sacrificial goat" so to speak.
I didn't know that. I wish that I would of seen the show. The ones my friends sister have really crack me up. They're really friendly animals.This was just on Dirty Jobs last night, FUNNY show. He was at a goat ranch. They said it happens to goats when they get excited or scared. Pretty weird!