Neighbors upset over goat slaughter in yard

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By Sandy Barnes

 An Evergreen resident who saw two goats being clubbed and slaughtered across the street in her neighbor’s front yard said the sight was upsetting to her. 

LaKay Cecil, who lives near Wilmot Elementary School, said she wishes that her neighbors had gotten her permission beforehand. 

Cecil said she previously had seen similar incidents.

The resident who killed the animals, who asked not to be named, said they were rams being processed in a kosher manner for food.

Deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Jeffco Animal Control investigated the incident after receiving calls from concerned neighbors.

Sheriff's spokesperson Jacki Kelley said that, according to findings, the incident was part of a religious practice of Orthodox Jews and that officers left the scene believing that no crime had been committed. 

Kelley also said that the Sheriff’s Office is consulting with the district attorney.


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