I’m Pro Goat and I Vote! Love that – I wish it were possible to have a backyard and a goat in NYC – but I’m sure lots of foodies in Brooklyn and Queens could manage it….I’ve always thought that Central Park should be mowed by goats not machines!
Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from the bookCity Goats: The Goat Justice League’s Guide to Backyard Goat Keeping by Jennie Grant. Grant has been called the “godmother of goat lovers” by TIME magazine and was the subject of a Seattle Weekly cover story. In the chapter excerpted below, Grant tells the story of her effort to change the backyard goat laws in Seattle.
Sadly, a little girl a quarter-mile from our home came down with a mysterious illness that turned into another illness that was life-threatening. Preliminary tests indicated she might have Q fever, a disease carried by goats … With their daughter deathly ill of an unexplained disease, [the parents] began to tell people that my goats were spreading a life-threatening disease. I could understand their anxiety, but given that the girl had never been to my home, let alone touched my goats, it seemed…
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