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June 15, 2010 > US lawmaker got his goat, and horn in the hand

US lawmaker got his goat, and horn in the hand

Submitted By AP Wire Service

WASHINGTON (AP), Jun 11 - Who was more sheepish? The goat hauled to Congress as a prop or the lawmaker who took a horn in the hand.

The antsy animal was part of a news conference on Thursday to protest federal mohair subsidies. The goat jabbed its horn into the right hand of Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner, drawing blood.

Weiner spokesman Ben Fishel said the congressman ``gave a little blood to help end some of the red ink around the mohair program.''

It has been a tough year for New York politicians and animals.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was bit by a groundhog last year. Fishel added: ``This is more evidence that animal-themed press conferences are not for the faint of heart.''

Weiner's district includes parts of New York, where goats are more likely to be found in butcher shops.

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