RADFORD (WSLS 10) – Radford University says it is temporarily suspending four fraternities for possibly mistreating a goat.
The university was notified about the incident on Sunday. Delta Chi, Sigma Pi, Pi Lambda Phi, and Alpha Sigma Phi were placed on suspension pending the outcome of the investigation.
That investigation follows an internet uproar after a post about abuse on the “Goats of Anarchy” Instagram account.
An online petition with more than 500 signatures calls for the goat to be freed.
The petition alleges that the goat is being raised by pledges in order for them to then kill it as initiation into the fraternity, but provided no evidence.
The university says it takes this allegation seriously, and anyone with information on the mistreatment or the location of the animal should call Radford Police.