Puck up a pole is not animal cruelty, it's a harmless bit of fun
Next Monday we will put a goat up a pole here in Killorglin. He will be cosseted and royally fed on cabbages. For three days and nights his 100,000 subjects will cavort below him.
We've done this for longer than we can remember, but the Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) wants to take King Puck out of our fair.
John Carmody said: "ARAN is urging the good folk of Killorglin to stand with us and compassionate people across Ireland who now agree that tradition should never be used to justify animal suffering.