They were the surprise hit of the Christmas shopping season - but now it turns out that giving a goat may not be such a great idea after all.
Did you give a goat?
Sick of trawling round the High Street for presents which end up in the charity shop, thousands of people decided to buy a goat instead, for a family in the developing world.
"No ifs or butts, " said Oxfam " A goat is a great gift."
But now it turns out that the animals may not be so good after all.
Renowned for their ability to eat almost anything, goats can have a devastating effect on the environment, according to another charity, The World Land Trust.
It's saying that the animals may well be a short term fixed for hard-pressed villages - but in the long run, they'll make matters even worse.
This morning on Breakfast
We debated the rights and wrongs of giving a goat.
We talked to John Burton, Chief Executive of the World Land Trust - and Oxfam's International Director, Caroline Nursey.
Each works closely with environmental projects in the developing world - but they have very different views on how to help.