This aim of this website is to advocate and campaign towards the banning of the cruel practice of tethering goats next to roadsides in New Zealand . As well as a goat care resource and publishing known cases of neglect and abuse . The sight of a lone goat tethered next to roadsides is a common one in New Zealand , it is in fact a very cruel practice. Also there are goats tethered off roadsides , living hard lives as well , that is why we would also like to have strict regulations on tethering as well as a need for social contact . Goats are social herd animals that require company , adequate fresh feed , shelter and fresh water. They are NOT "lawnmowers" , they are browsers not grazers and require a variety of weeds , tree prunings , hay and fresh long grass to be healthy. Many roadside goats suffer from malnutrition , due to being expected to survive on rank , dusty grass that is found on roadsides. Many times have we seen lone goats tethered in a area with no water and on a bare patch of ground and even tethered in the rain with no shelter, some have been ill and scouring. They are also vulnerable to being attacked from dogs , humans and being strangled by the tether. These animals also feel the cold and need adequate , warm shelter . Imagine the boredom of being chained this way , many are for their whole life , these are highly social ,intelligent herd animals! If you want to keep grass and weeds down on your roadside verges , use a scythe or a mechanincal lawnmower . This cruel practice has been allowed to continue for too long , it is time it was outlawed . Check out the cases of neglect and abuse , sadly these pages are growing , but there are many more cases of neglect that do not make the media . Please get in contact if you would like to help with this campaign .