One of the most popular shows on HGTV in recent years has been Fixer Upper, the home redesign series starring Chip and Joanna "Jojo" Gaines. The two take old homes and rehab them on a budget before new families move in and has been popular not simply because of the lovely way the couple redesigns homes, but also because the show includes short clips about the couples' children, their farm, their storefront and the farm animals they own. This week, tragedy struck their beautiful life when an individual or individuals came in and murdered two goats on the Gaines' Magnolia Homes property.
On Friday evening, an unidentified person or persons snuck onto Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Homes property and shot and killed two of the goats that were there. The grounds were closed at the time of the shooting, and the goat killers were trespassers as well as animal murderers. Employees arrived on Saturday morning to open up the property, finding the goats dead, according to KFOR. The two goats in question were featured in Fixer Upper during scenes where the leads interacted with their animals.
You can see some images of the farm animals that have appeared on the show, below.
The real question is: What monster would sneak onto someone's property simply to murder their goats? It's not as if this were an accident. Killing off family animals is horrible and mean-spirited, and it's even worse that someone simply decided to murder the animals in cold blood and leave the mess for people to find the next morning. Those poor goats. That poor Gaines' family.
Chip Gaines took to Twitter to address the poor goat's deaths, noting it has been an extremely long week for the family.
Magnolia Public Relations Director Brock Murphy also released a statement about the goat murders, part of which reads like this:
We're saddened and shocked by this senseless crime, and at the same time, so grateful for the outreach and support from our community.
We'll let you know if the goat murderers are found. In the meantime, our hearts go out to the Gaines family and their employees as they deal with this tumultuous time.