You know, maybe they should accept that the goat is fated to burn, and actually organise and celebrate the event rather than try to prevent the inevitable?
A giant straw goat erected each Christmas in a northern Swedish town has been burned down - yet again.
The 13m-high (43ft) animal in Gavle has been torched 23 times since it was first erected in 1966. It has also been hit by a car and had its legs cut off.
... just 10 of the goats, which are built in the town's central square, have survived beyond Christmas since 1966.