Goats for Rent

By Voice of America

With their four-chambered stomachs and insatiable desire to nibble on anything even resembling a plant, goats are gaining credibility as land clearers. As a result, the U.S. environmental movement has come up with a novel way to destroy large extensions of invasive weeds and grasses: Rent a Goat.

So far, the results look like a win-win situation for all. Producer Zulima Palacio has the story. Mil Arcega narrates.

Hat tip Next World TV.

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6 responses to “Goats for Rent

  1. We have been contemplating a goat for some weed-kill. But it is a big commitment we are not sure about. Wish there was a place around here to rent some. That is the perfect answer!

  2. Well, maybe, but what about what we have heard about cows that grazed on BT eggplant, or maybe it was cotton, after harvest? Didn’t they all die?

    Are they suggesting the blood sacrifice of goats?

  3. The tzars will condemn the goat agenda.
    awl

  4. COME ON GIRLS!!! Baa aaaaa aaaaaa! ROFL

  5. Goats are amazing creatures and not just weed killers, they can provide milk that can provide cheese and other basic needs of life. No sacrifice of goats and no sacrfice of people. They are great companions, they will eat brambles and virginia roses and so forth.

    And anyone who buys the BS about non-native invasive species, if you want to eradicate THOSE, start with white European immigrant descendants, they are the first non-native aggressive species and they brought all the others with them!!

  6. Will they eat dog-strangling vine (which is taking over Toronto and eastward, taking out understorey, propagating prodigiously). If you take it out in the spring, it springs back, again and again and ….. Nasty stuff, noxious when seeds forming (in their many thousands). Truly among the nastiest of them all.
    P.S. I understand that poison ivy is no problemo for goats.

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