Man jailed after admitting to having sex with a goat

Robert Newman 
By: Sarah Weiss

A man was arrested, charged and convicted after having sex with a goat, according to court proceedings in the United Kingdom.

Now, a British man, who admitted to having sex with a goat several months ago, was sentenced to six weeks in jail on Thursday. He was also banned from entering facilities that hold animals.

Robert Newman, 23, who sexually assaulted the goat in an animal barn in Devizes Wiltshire, initially denied the charge of having sex with a live animal, but then changed his plea and admitted the attack.

At the time of the attack Newman was serving an eight-week suspended sentence for a burglary he committed last year.

The North West Wiltshire Magistrate’s Court heard that the goat required treatment for injuries sustained during the sexual assault.

Prosecutor Anna Humphreys read a victim impact statement on behalf of the owner of the goat, who was not identified in court.

"This defendant has cost us a considerable amount of money because we had to install security cameras in the barn. We also had to pay for veterinary fees and antibiotics for injuries sustained by the goat," the victim said in a statement to the court.

Monkey handler murdered after insisting that monkeys should not drink wine

Monkey drinking wine illustration 
By: Shifra Unger

A monkey handler was killed after he told his friend not to feed wine to his animals, according to police reports in India.

In a city where 19 percent of murders are carried out for the most crazy reasons, here's one that has shocked even the police.

A baggage handler at the railway station in New Delhi was arrested for the murder of a monkey handler inside the station, because, according to him, "the monkeys have the right to drink wine.”

The monkey handler, Irfan, 26, from Seemapuri in northeast Delhi, had asked Ram Babu, 36, also known as Gochu Pehelwan, not provide alcoholic beverages to his animals and warned him "not to test his patience."

"On the night of August 14, Ram Babu was near the Ajmeri Gate area looking for alcohol. When Irfan arrived there with his two monkeys, the two decided to have drinks together. After a while, Ram Babu began serving alcoholic beverages to Irfan’s monkeys. Irfan objected and a fight broke out during which Ram Babu hit him in the head with a brick. After that both fled from the scene," DCP Railways spokesperson Sanjay Bhatia said.

Witnesses told police that Irfan was seen with two monkeys. Police searched all locations where monkey handlers live.

"On August 15, at 5:50 am, Irfan was found unconscious near the Ajmeri entrance of the New Delhi train station. He was taken to Lok Nayak Hospital where he died from a head injury. A blood stained brick was found at the scene," Bhatia said.