A businessman from Saudi Arabia recently purchased a goat for a likely record sum of 3.5 million dollars.
A businessman from Saudi Arabia recently purchased a goat for a likely record sum of approximately 3.5 million dollars.
Pictures of the goat and the check written to purchase it have since been posted on various websites.
What is it that could possibly make a goat that valuable?
That’s hard to say, but experts have offered that the animal is a rare breed with “unique features”.
It’s also been mentioned that livestock prices do fluctuate significantly and tend to spike before holidays like Ramadan and the Haj.
Plus, prices have been escalating in general, it seems, for both the animals and their feed due to crop shortages, resulting in prices being 15 percent higher than normal.
So, that could account for part of the price…maybe.
The transaction has certainly left many scratching their heads, and several expressing outrage at the timing of the flamboyant purchase.
As a result of the conflict in Syria, nearly 2 million refugees have fled to other parts of the Middle East for shelter.
People have been quite vocal about their opinion that helping the displaced individuals would have been a much better use of the money.