The sermon yesterday referencing Matthew 25:31-46 included a strident defense of goats. Their utility as a domesticated animal is extraordinary. I won't recount all the tricky things goats can do here; listen to the sermon if you're curious. Unfortunately, the text didn't care that an objective analysis of goats should conclude that they might be worth keeping around. In Matthew, the goats get sent into "the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels."
We managed to work out the obvious tension, I think. Still, my sympathy goes out to the goats and only increased after Chris Cobbs sent me this video yesterday afternoon.