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  • Goats help clear brush to reduce wildfire fuel

    06/17/2018 8:25:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    Dozens of four legged friends have been brought to Deer Canyon preserve to eat as much as they can. "We have an environmental land manager that's under contract here, we have about 180 boar, spanish and nubian goats that are out here, that are assisting with brush clearance." The goats are part of the city's plan to clear thick, dangerous fuels that could ignite. Anaheim fire says this two month process is much more efficient using these animals. "It would take a long time, we would have to rotate crews repeatedly because of the terrain and how hot it is,...
  • Nanny goat called Daisy gives birth to rare twin sheep-goat hybrid 'geeps' [tr]

    04/04/2018 6:19:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 3, 2018 | Stewart Paterson
    A nanny goat have given birth to what are believed to be the world's only living twin 'geeps' goat/sheep hybrids. The two crossbreeds, named 'This' and 'That', are the product of Daisy the goat's week-long affair with a Cheviot ram at on a farm outside Claremorris, Mayo, Ireland. But rather sending them off to a butcher or meat plant, Angela Bermingham intends on keeping the pair. She suspected there was 'something going on' when Daisy jumped over a fence onto farmer Michael Holmes' land - whose son Padraic owns the ram believed to have mated with the goat.
  • Hundreds Gather on Virginia Tech Lawn for Goat Yoga

    08/25/2017 5:38:42 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 43 replies
    WDBJ7 ^ | 8/24/17 | By: Web Staff
    Have you ever wanted to center yourself with some furry friends? That's what happened at Virginia Tech Thursday. Hundreds filled the lawn to stretch out and be joined by goats for some goat yoga.
  • 10 Easiest Goat Breeds to Raise

    08/18/2017 4:12:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Stocks Review ^ | August 17, 2017 | Maria Mancic
    If you consider buying a farm or you already have some field and want to use it for this purpose, you would need to know about 10 easiest goat breeds to raise. First of all, you need to know why to choose goats instead of cows, pigs, or sheep? They give the same product as these three breeds, but products of cows, pigs, and sheep are more in demand. Well, that is true, but, when you look at the numbers, you will see that raising goats is more profitable and better in every matter than keeping these three. First of...
  • Labor Unions Are Now Filing Grievances Against Goats

    07/14/2017 3:59:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Foundation for Economic Education ^ | July 13, 2017 | Brittany Hunter
    A major union is rallying its supporters to battle the latest job-stealing enemy: goats. The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and the University of Michigan have had a well-established working relationship with each other for years. But this is largely because the labor union holds a contract with the school, barring it from hiring non-AFSCME members for various positions. Landscaping is among the many career fields supported by the union and is actually at the center of this latest controversy. While the university has traditionally employed AFSCME landscapers to tend to the schools outdoor grass-trimming needs...
  • Are Goats Taking Jobs From Union Workers?

    07/11/2017 7:53:58 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 39 replies
    Detroit Free Press, Battle Creek Enquire writer Noe Hernandez ^ | 6 July 2017 | Noe Hernandez , Battle Creek Enquirer, Detroit Free Press
    Are goats taking jobs from union workers? Noe Hernandez , Battle Creek Enquirer Published 1:42 p.m. ET July 6, 2017 | Updated 14 hours ago 636349422166184578-goatherd-large-ngooch.jpg (Photo: Nick Gooch/courtesy of Western Michigan A battle is brewing at Western Michigan University this summer between a group of hungry goats and a labor union. The 400-member American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees has filed a grievance contending that the work the goats are doing in a wooded lot is taking away jobs from laid-off union workers. "AFSCME takes protecting the jobs of its members very seriously and we have an...
  • Yoga With Goats Craze Takes Off in US

    06/14/2017 11:03:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 15 Jun 2017
    Adonna Ebrahimi is stretched out on her yoga mat, struggling to maintain a cobra pose - and her composure - as a couple of baby goats do a balancing act on her back. Welcome to "Goat Yoga", the latest fitness craze sweeping the United States, where young and old are lining up for the popular classes that leave participants not only saying "namaste" but also in stitches. The new workouts taking place on farms across the country involve Nigerian Dwarf goats - miniature goats of West African origin - roaming about as yogis practice their exercise routines. "At first, it...
  • Woman Blasts Monster Florida Python Trying to Eat One of Her Goats

    06/07/2017 4:42:48 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 68 replies ^ | June 6, 2017 | Jesse Males or unknown
    When Rachel Elizabeth Valverde found this monster Florida python eating one of her goats, it was time to show it whos boss. And that is just what she did.
  • Cute Baby Goats - A Cute And Funny Baby Goats Compilation || NEW HD (video)

    10/19/2016 5:05:54 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
    Video Link -- If you like animals, this will brighten your day and neutralized some of your election stress.
  • Boris Johnson wins 'most offensive Erdoğan poem' competition

    05/21/2016 12:31:24 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 8 replies
    the guardian ^ | 19 may 2016 | Jessica Elgot
    Boris Johnson has won a 1,000 prize for a rude poem about the Turkish president having sex with a goat. If somebody wants to make a joke about the love that flowers between the Turkish president and a goat, he should be able to do so, in any European country, including Turkey, Johnson told interviewer Nicholas Farrell, who then challenged him to enter the Spectators poetry prize.
  • Horse-Like Goat Fetches Dh130,000

    03/29/2016 3:47:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, March 29, 2016
    Goat wins first place in Gulf goat beauty contestA male goat named the White Horse for its massive size and white colour fetched KD10,000 (Dh130,000) in Kuwait but its owner refused to sell it. I have received an offer to sell the White Horse for KD10,000 but I refused, its owner Fahd Al Saaran told Kuwaits Arabic language daily Alanba. He said the goat has won the first place in a Gulf sheep pageantry organised in Kuwait recently, adding that the prize included cash and a luxury car. I have produced 15 other similar goats but they have all...
  • Seller Didn't Know Adult Films Were 'Haram'

    01/11/2016 12:27:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Emirates ^ | Sunday, January 10, 2016 | Mahra S.
    Arrested for selling adult films in Kuwait An Arab man was arrested selling pornographic films in Hawali city of Kuwait. (File) An Arab man was arrested selling pornographic films in Hawali city of Kuwait. After being arrested, the quickest excuse he could think of was that he was not aware that selling these films was illegal or ‘haram’ (against Islam). Many Internet users reacted to this report which went viral on social media. Many said that the arrested man was lying and that he was offering a silly reason to try to escape punishment. Retaj, a Kuwaiti woman, said that...
  • Police, IDF recover 30 rare goats stolen by Arabs (from Jews in Modi’in, Israel)

    12/25/2015 2:48:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    INN ^ | 12/24/2015, 8:49 PM | Gil Ronen
    Thirty rare Alpine goats, that were stolen by Arabs from a Jewish-owned farm near Modi'in three weeks ago, were recovered before dawn Thursday in a joint operation mounted by Southern District Border Police's Central Unit, accompanied by warriors from the Engineering Corps' 601st Battalion, and the farm's owners. HaShomer HaChadash, a nonprofit that helps protect Jewish farms from theft and vandalism, announced Thursday that the goats -- which had been taken from the Ofaimme Farm -- were recovered in a raid "deep inside the territories." ...
  • Anonymous Kicks Off ISIS Trolling Day, Posts Mocking Images Of Goats, Pigs And Ducks

    12/11/2015 6:47:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 12/11/15 | David Gilbert
    As part of its ongoing campaign to disrupt the Islamic State group's online activities, members of the hacktivist group Anonymous have launched the "ISIS Trolling Day" that aims to make a mockery of the extremist group by posting unflattering images on social media to undermine its credibility. Announced earlier this week, the campaign is set to run throughout Friday, Dec. 11, in what the hacktivist group described as a "day of rage" against the terrorists. Already members of Anonymous have posted hundreds of images mocking ISIS, with most portraying imagery related to animals such as goats, pigs and ducks. Images...
  • Couple Kept Tight Lid on Plans for San Bernardino Shooting (Father Mentally Ill, ate pregnant goat)

    The elder Mr. Farook forced his family to move out of their home in 2006, Ms. Farook said in court papers, but he continued to harass her. “My husband is mentally ill and is on medication but is also an alcoholic and drinks with the medicine,” she said. The marriage was formally dissolved this year. Around Christmas one year, Mr. Venegas recalled, the father asked where he could buy a goat; he especially wanted a pregnant animal, saying that goat fetus was a delicacy. Mr. Venegas helped him get two. They ate one, and the family kept the other alive...
  • Goat Rentals Take Off In Seattle On First Day Of Amazon Home Services

    04/10/2015 8:23:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies ^ | March 31, 2015 | Jeannie Yandel & Hannah Burn
    When Amazon launched its Amazon Home Services this week, the stars of the new initiative were Goats.Seattle goats, specifically, ready to trim back your pesky shrubbery. We bring the goats and unload him, said Tammy Dunakin, head goat wrangler and owner of Rent-A-Ruminant LLC. The second they hit the ground, theyre eating. Its incredible to watch. Its kind of like watching marbles scatter when you drop them on the pavement. And the goats start eating everything in sight."And it sounds like ... Dunakin's goats do work for the city you may have seen them munching on hills alongside Interstate...
  • Iraqi media says ISIS militants have contracted Ebola

    01/01/2015 1:38:53 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 76 replies
    Mashable ^ | 12-31-2014 | Bryan Reis
    Reports that Islamic State militants in Mosul have contracted Ebola swirled though Iraqi media sources on Wednesday. World Health Organization officials said they haven't confirmed the cases, but the organization has reached out to offer assistance. Three outlets reported that Ebola showed up at a hospital in Mosul, a city 250 miles north of Baghdad that's been under ISIS control since June 2014. The reports, however, have perpetuated mostly in pro-government and Kurdish media. SNIP--- Citing an unnamed source in a Mosul hospital, Iraq's official pro-government newspaper, al Sabaah, said the disease arrived in Mosul from "terrorists" who came "from...
  • Screaming Goats

    12/14/2014 12:20:42 PM PST · by Patriot777 · 12 replies ^ | December 14, 2014 | unknown Various and sundry goats vocalizing in a very hilarious manner.
  • Weed-Eating Goats Clear Twin Peaks to Prepare for Pride Weekend

    06/21/2014 3:50:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, Jun 21, 2014
    Four-legged gardeners will assist with weed mitigation this weekend on San Francisco's Twin Peaks hillside in preparation for Pride Weekend, according to public works officials. A herd of weed-eating goats will chomp their way through the unwieldy vegetation that overtakes the site of the annual Pink Triangle installation. The goats arrived on Thursday and are expected to work throughout the weekend. The 50-or-so goats take the place of machinery and herbicides, and will be supervised day and night by human goat herders, public works officials said. San Francisco city grazing manager Genevieve Church explained that the goats provide benefits beyond...
  • New Americans turn to goats to address food demand

    04/18/2014 9:52:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) -- A bunch of kids in a minivan are solving twin challenges in northern Vermont: refugees struggling to find the food of their homelands and farmers looking to offload unwanted livestock. The half dozen kids - that is, baby goats - that arrived last week at Pine Island Farm were the latest additions to the Vermont Goat Collaborative, a project that brings together new Americans hungry for goat meat with dairy goat farmers who have no need for young male animals. Some dairy farmers who otherwise would discard bucklings at birth or spend valuable time finding homes...