Sudanese villagers forced a man to marry a goat after he was found having sex with it; the man also was required to pay the goat's owner 15,000 Sudanese dinars as dowry.
This spawned the following email exchange among co-workers...
K: Haha: "Man your wife is a real goat"
B: In case your are wondering (and I know you are), the going rate for a goat wife is about the price of a caps ticket ($65).
J:As a Greek-American I don't find this topic funny at all. Shouldn't we be embracing this kind of diversity? Isn't diversity itself a vritue?
Just because a love is outside of what we consider "normal" doesn't mean it's any less beautiful. It's good to see a village somewhere isnt't tied to social conventions. I think they could even start a nice little tourist trade for men who want to marry goats, or other livestock.
P: The question is how much does a goat wife go for in West Virginia?
J: $4 a pound
B:Much like buying bushels of crabs, price is largely driven by gender.
My guess would be the going rate for a 'Nanny' (female goat) would be a case of PBR while a "Billy" (male goat) would bear a much higher market value, a pair of nascar tickets.
K:Somebody should start up a dating website "goatdater.com"