Goat-Racing Museum, First (and Most Likely Last) of its Kind

Goats.  They get a surprisingly large amount of press.  Why is that?  I have a theory.  I think they’re media whores.  Oh sure, they might look complacent and oblivious to the presence of a camera, but underneath it all, they love the spotlight

And $300,000 worth of spotlight is exactly what a bunch of goat-loving Australians intend to give them.

abc.net.au published a story about a proposed $300,000 goat-racing museum and hall of fame in Queensland.  The story quotes a museum promoter as saying:

“As far as we know, this will be the first goat museum in the world.”

One of the comments from a reader, which had me laughing, was:

“There is a reason there is nothing like this in the world.”

But apparently, people down under take their goat-racing pretty darn seriously.  Check out this goat quote from a spokesman for the project published in a second article at abc.net.au.

“Right back to our first pioneers and explorers, everybody had goats…This isn’t going to be a comedy day, this is going to get dead serious. These people that are putting some of this money up are planning to make Barcaldine the goat racing capital of the nation.”

So what do you think?  Does goat-racing merit $300,000 worth of commemoration?