Via NY Post:
A Russian zoo took an incredibly offensive jab at the Leader of the Free World, naming its new black goat “Obama.”
The animal was recently welcomed to the Primorsky Safari Park in Shkotovo from a farm in Sochi, and in a failed attempt at humor, park officials claim they tried to bring the animal to visit Russian President Vladimir Putin.
But the leader supposedly refused because he “holds no meetings with goats,” park director Dmitry Mezentsev told NBC News.
“It took a while to prepare the paperwork for Obama’s move. Guarantees were required that Obama would bring no pests, that Obama has no tapeworms etc.,” Mezentsev said in a statement.
On top of the obvious distastefulness of the choice of name, Russians use the term “goat” as an insult to refer to someone who is obtuse or stubborn.
US relations with Russia have grown cold during the Obama administration — becoming particularly strained after Moscow annexed the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine in 2014.
Earlier this year, a poll showed that more than half of the Russian population — 64 percent — didn’t like America, according to the Levada Center, an independent research organization.