Baaaad Idea !
City’s Goat-Scaping Program
As Goats Disappear
Using Goats To
Cut The Grass
August 14th, 2017
Total Landscape Care
City Of Portsmouth, State Of Virginia
Selected And Adapted Excerpts
In July 2017, we told you about a union that felt threatened by goats taking their landscaping jobs, but this tale of GOAT-SCAPING GONE WRONG might show this is a FAD DOOMED TO FAIL.
In Portsmouth, Virginia, the city decided to PURCHASE 10 goats and 10 sheep back in 2013 to « mow » the grass at the Cranley Island landfill, which is roughly 120 acres. [ Portsmouth actually PURCHASED goats ?!?! Really ?!?! ]
Now four years later, in 2017, 16 goats and sheep are likely DEAD as the pilot program faltered when former General Services Department Director Dennis Bagley and former City Manager John Rowe, who recommended the plan, were both FIRED.
According to FIRED City Manager John Rowe ―
By the end of the first year of the experiment in 2014, we realized that USING GOATS TO CUT THE GRASS WAS NOT WORKING.
Project leaders soon discovered that in order to keep the field effectively trimmed, they would NEED A HERD OF OVER 1,000 ANIMALS.
Despite knowing the goats were an unsuccessful experiment, the city kept them as THEY SIMPLY HAD NOWHERE ELSE TO PUT THEM.
After buying the goats and sheep for around $10,000, two goats died from parasites, another two were sent to a farm, one was killed by a coyote, and two newborn goats were accidentally crushed by their mother, effectively HALTING THE CITY’S BREEDING PLAN.
The other animals simply VANISHED, and the city’s officials have NO CLUE where they went, but most speculate they were picked off by coyotes and other wildlife.
Only two nanny goats remain at the landfill, and landfill supervisor Chris Bower is now responsible for meeting their needs of water, food, and shelter ―
The one on the left with the darker face, I call her Thelma.
The other one’s Louise.
They live a pretty good life.
The difference between Portsmouth and some other local governments that have employed goats is that the city bought the animals outright while other organizations have hired GOAT-SCAPING specialists to rent out herds. [ Goat specialists ?!?! Really ?!?! ]
According to Mary Bowen, owner of Browsing Green Goats ―
When I started this business, it was hard for people to understand why I would charge what I was charging.
Many people say, « Oh, I’ll just get my own goats and do it myself ».
And they don’t want to look at what it takes to actually bring goats to a job.
While the city tried to save money by cutting back on man hours and not having to purchase specialty equipment, it ended up having to buy a $135,000 specialty mower to handle the job.
Jace Goodling, owner of Goat Busters, gave the Portsmouth officials a job quote for GOAT-SCAPING, but they considered it too expensive ―
Goats are not like lawn mowers you can turn on and then turn back off.
They’re not machines.
IN PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA, GRAZING ANIMAL EXPLOITED FOR MOWING ENDS AS A DISMAL FAILURE !
Goats & Sheep Destroy The Environment &
Represent A Serious Threat To Our Children
In Portsmouth, and other jurisdictions, the practice of exploiting grazing animals for mowing ( and weed suppression ) has been, predictably, a dismal failure ! Goats ( and sheep ) are a bad idea and a dangerous choice as a green alternative practice !
Grazing animals destroy the urban environment and represent a serious threat to our children ! These animals are a continuous and unhygienic source of crжp and urine, turning the property into a germ-filled toilet for children to play on. They also destroy surfaces with their hooves. Who wants their children to play on properties that are covered in crжp and poop ( and infested with dangerous bacteria ) ?!?! Who wants their kids to play on dangerous properties riddled with holes ?!?! Grazing animals will harm our kids and our environment !
And, grazing animals actually help SPREAD weeds ! The weeds will grow back because the animals eat the foliage and NOT the roots. Once they have consumed the weed seeds, they will crжp them back out on the property. Subsequently, our kids will be playing and rolling in animal crжp !
Grazing animals are a baaaad idea. By comparison, conventional weed control products are scientifically-safe, will cause NO harm to children, adults, and the environment.
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MONTREAL, QUEBEC — FLOCK OF ANIMALS ALLOWED TO STROLL THROUGH THE CITY TO GET RID OF WEEDS ( Blog )
PARIS, FRANCE — SHEEP COULD SOON REPLACE LAWNMOWERS IN PARIS’ PARKS — LIES ABOUT BENEFITS ( Report )
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VANDERBILT MANSION, NEW YORK — NEW TREND IN LAWN CARE [ ?!?! ] — MOWING PRACTICES IN THE 1800S ( Report )
GOAT GRAZING — ORGANIC LAND MANAGEMENT [ ?!?! ] — LUNATЖC LONI MALBERG — BEYOND PESTICIDES — PART 1 ( Audio Recording, 1 Minute 07 Seconds )
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