After her pet goat was sold and barbecued, a 9-year-old girl files a lawsuit at the California State Fair.

Girl,9, Sues California State Fair After Her Pet Goat Was Sold And Barbecued  • Hollywood Unlocked

A California county and its district fair have been sued by a woman on behalf of her daughter, whose pet goat was barbecued, slaughtered, and sold for $902.

Cedar, a seven-month-old white Boer goat, was purchased by Jessica Long’s family in April 2022. Cedar quickly developed a bond with Jessica Long’s nine-year-old daughter, who fed and cared for it every day.

However, on June 24, 2022, the family decided to enter Cedar in the junior livestock auction at the Shasta District Fair, where the animals are sold for meat.

However, the Long family changed their minds and wanted to remove Cedar from the ticket long before the auction started. The fair sold it after rejecting the request.

After that, before the goat was given to the buyer, the mother blatantly stole it back.

After that, police officers used a search warrant to travel hundreds of miles across the county to get the goat. They then gave it to people who are believed to have killed Cedar and roasted him on a barbecue for their guests.

The 9-year-old girl files a civil rights lawsuit against the California state fair after her pet goat was sold and barbecued. According to the Sacramento Bee, the Long family’s federal civil rights lawsuit now seeks actual, general, and punitive damages. “Free expression or viewpoint with respect to livestock in future livestock activities” is the organization’s goal with the young girl.

After witnessing her daughter’s crying near the goat’s pen at the fair, the mother made the last-minute decision to steal the animal and “deal with the consequences later.”

Long sent the following email to the Shasta District Fair on June 27: It was lamentable. I made the last-minute decision to break the rules and take the goat that night and deal with the consequences later because the barn was mostly empty.

“I knew when I made it that my next strides were to make it right with the purchaser and the carnival. I will reimburse you for the goat and any other costs I incurred. I would appreciate your assistance in finding a solution.

In response to her email, Melanie Silva, chief executive officer of the Shasta District Fair, demanded that she return the goat right away.

She penned: If you make an exception for yourself, it will only teach our young people that they do not have to follow the rules that have been set for everyone. Sadly, I have no control over this. The goat must be returned to the Shasta District Fair right away.

Shortly after, the organizer of the barbecue contacted her lawyers over the theft of the animal and the livestock manager of the fair, B.J. Mcfarlane, texted Long warning that law enforcements would be brought in if the goat was not returned.

Two weeks after Long’s goat heist, Shasta sheriff’s Detective Jeremy Ashbee filed a search warrant affidavit in a bid to seek permission to seize the stolen animal.

Judge Monique McKee signed a search warrant on July 8, permitting officers to go after the stolen goat.

Cops then raided Bleating Hearts Farm and Sanctuary in Napa but the goat was not there.

Instead, Cedar was being kept at an unnamed Sonoma County farm that Long had emailed in a desperate bid to save the animal from slaughter.

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