Iceland's only surviving commercial goat farm, Háafell, is to be put up for auction soon, due to much dept on the farm. There are less than 820 Icelandic goats left on Earth and almost 400 of them will be slaughtered if the auction goes through.
Money is now being raised (click here) to help save the farm and the Icelandic goat.
This time the dragons will not kill the goats!
In a scene from season 4 of Game of Thrones, Khaleesi's dragon, Drogon, breathed fire over a herd of goats before snatching one up in his talons and carrying it away.
Today, these goats aren't being menaced by a fire breathing dragon...but the threat to their lives is just as dire.
Next month, nearly four hundred of them will be slaughtered when Iceland's only surviving commercial goat farm, Háafell
, is put up for auction.
There are less than 820 Icelandic goats left on Earth. Needlessly reducing their population by almost half risks the extinction of an entire species already in a desperately fragile state.
You can help rescue the goats from Game of Thrones by donating to the campaign to save farmer Johanna Thorvaldsdóttir's goat farm.
Time is of the essence. If the funds are not raised within the next month to save Johanna's farm, this unique species, introduced to Iceland by the Vikings a thousand years ago, will disappear from the earth forever.
Johanna sacrificed everything, including her career as a nurse in Reykjavik, to save the Icelandic goat. At one time, the species was so neglected its numbers had fallen below ninety animals.
As a result of the tireless work and devotion of Johanna, her husband Thorbjörn, and their six children to save the species, their farm, Háafell, sustains the largest population of Icelandic goats in the world.
This is Casanova, the star of the Game of Thrones episode who was carried away by Khaleesi's dragon. Find out how to help him and his friends below.
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Photo courtesy of The Icelandic Goat project on Indiegogo