and at no point has anyone thought “maybe we should not build a giant flammable goat this year”
Nope. Because it’s the job of some to protect the goat. And the job of everyone else to try to burn it. This has been going on every year for nearly three decades now and I think only once did the goat survive the night. So many people were disappointed that it survived, the protectors lit it that year.
This goat is MADE to burn… it must burn.
For more info on the Gavle Goat… go here