I honestly never liked the idea of giving a goat as a “Christmas present” to people in the developing world, and found a couple of articles about it that I thought I would share with you.
From Reuters Alertnet: Ditch the charity goat, buy shares for Xmas (the article includes plenty of links)
From Times UK: Ethical Givers are Divided on the Goat Gimmick
From the Independent: Festive Gifts: A Donkey is for Life…
This last articles explores the selection of available animal-giving charities available.
Or here is a better gift: impeach people who invade other countries based on false pretenses.