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Search for Sudanese goat-lover continues as Buzz My Goat resolves to end widower's mourning.

Two years ago Mr Charles Tombe of Juba in southern Sudan was forced under local law to marry a goat named Rose, after he was discovered making amorous nocturnal advances towards her. Sadly, after a year of marital bliss, Rose choked to death on a plastic bag in a tragic accident.

Buzz My Goat – a new personal comedy service for web and mobile – this week resolved to end Mr Tombe's misery by offering him one of its mascots, a British Toggenburg breed of goat named Daisy, as a replacement.

"It's been almost one year since Rose died so tragically," says Buzz My Goat's Justin Wickham. "We feel Mr Tombe has endured enough mourning. The time is now right for him to move on to pastures new."

Ros Earthy, spokesperson for The British Goat Society, was quick to condemn the scheme: “Goats provide a valuable part of the economy in Britain,” adding that the loss of any goat is “irresponsible”.

Buzz My Goat insists the offer is a one-off. “We’re not going to make a habit of exporting our favourite goats for marriage purposes,” says Wickham.

In an attempt to track down the elusive Mr Tombe, Buzz My Goat has made contact with the Juba Times – the Sudanese publication that originally broke the story. The team also took Daisy to the Sudan Embassy in central London to seek help with her international transit. Getting the necessary documents signed-off is currently proving problematic, however.

“You do not have any letter, we don’t know anything about this,” commented an Embassy spokesperson, effectively denying Mr Tombe a swift union with his new bride. A video of this meeting can be viewed here. Dr Khaled el-Mubarak – the Sudan Embassy’s Press Officer – was unavailable for comment.

“We were all touched by Mr Tombe's story,” says Wickham. “We know no other goat can take Rose's place in his affections, but here at Buzz My Goat we can at least provide him with some comfort as he comes to terms with his loss."

Buzz My Goat have confirmed they will refuse a dowry for Daisy’s hoof in marriage.

For further information, images and interviews, please contact:

Sami McCabe
Ubiquity Communications
m: +44 (0) 7789 777 440
t: +44 (0) 20 8849 8180
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e: sami@ubiquitycomms.com

Editors’ Notes

- BuzzMyGoat (www.buzzmygoat.com) is a new development from the team at Outcast TV (www.outcast.tv).

- Outcast TV was founded in 2005 by Justin Wickham, an award-winning former BBC documentary producer and music video director.

- BuzzMyGoat is the first application powered by the BUZZ media personalisation platform – a unique new development from Outcast. Buzz is the world’s first fully-featured mobile narrowcasting platform.

- Creating, sending and receiving a ‘Buzz’ is simple. It’s free to register and personalise videos at www.buzzmygoat.com before choosing what to make and send. Recipients download their Buzz from a WAP (mobile internet) link which is delivered to mobiles by SMS. Every registrant’s first Buzz is free and thereafter prices range from free to £2, depending on the chosen clip and the level of personalisation.

- BuzzMyGoat launched with a catalogue of around thirty professionally-scripted and filmed Buzzes – live-action, animation and puppetry. BuzzMyGoat has a permanent team of professional film makers making new content for the site.

- Most Buzzcasts and Buzztones are fully customisable to more than one thousand of the UK’s most common names and nicknames, and many have further personalisation options.

- George Harris, one of the UK’s most accomplished actors and veteran of of Hollywood films (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Layer Cake, The Interpreter, Indiana Jones) provides the voice for ‘Goaty’

- High-res images and the video of the visit to the Sudan Embassy are available on request

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