The recent video footage apparently shot in South Africa by PETA and the associated publicity regarding Angora Goat farming in South Africa is naturally of great concern.
In the UK we (BAGS and BMM) provide health and welfare information on a wide range of topics to promote the care of the Angora Goat in the UK recognising the needs of these sentient animals
In the UK numbers of Angora goats are much less than in South Africa, with many herds being less than 50 in number and the largest herds no more than 200 goats. The size of the herd means that the management and welfare is under close control by the owners..
Welfare regulations in the UK are much more stringent than in many other countries also leading to animal keepers recognising the sentience of farmed animals.