A goat branded "evil" by villagers after it was born with no eyes and 'human-like lips' will be hand-reared by a kind hearted farmer.
A farmer named V Chandra from Kozhikode in Indian Kerala was shocked to find a newborn goat, and soon word spread with locals visiting to see the animal. People called the young animal an evil being and told the farmer to let it die, but Chandra had other plans.
The farmer admitted he was shocked when he saw the newborn animal for the first time but his wife told him to "save" the goat.
After V Chandra’s wife put her foot down, the couple decided to rear the goat at their farm, vets said that the goat is suffering from a rare disorder called anophthalmia caused by exposure to X-rays, chemicals or viruses.
As footage of the kid lying in a cardboard box while having milk since it can’t get milk from its mother goes viral, this gesture by the man coming in the face of superstitious notions comes as a strong example for compassion.
The disorder usually develops during pregnancy and can cause other birth defects such as abnormal brain development.
It is thought to be caused by genetic mutations or exposure to X-rays, chemicals, or viruses.
The black and white goat has abnormally large "human-like" development.