CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1990
Killing 2,000 goats on Santa Catalina is a very logical act. The balance of nature is necessary for the survival of all things. When an "unbalanced" situation occurs--too many goats--how divine of mankind to step in and set it straight. Using this same logic, we will notice the other "unbalanced" situation that is going on--too many people--and thus proceed in the same fashion. (Pity that the goats can't pull the trigger.) By reducing world population by 50%, I am certain that the "native grasses, shrubs and animals--such as fox--will be able to thrive."
April 8, 2001
In the April 5 photo, "Weed Eaters and Friends of Nature," we see San Francisco goats working at San Francisco International Airport, displacing humans--eating overgrowth for the weed abatement program. God knows we need more animals around in this overdeveloped world today. And it beats giving the jobs to machines. Great idea these Bay Area people have! Do the four-leggeds eat condos too? Now you're talking. Conservatives and liberals alike have a mantra that education is the answer to all of America's problems.
March 7, 2011
If you've ever agonized over an insect or rodent problem, this photo should make you feel better. Imagine your garden being overrun with tree-climbing goats. By my count, there are nine in this flimsy tree, not counting the goat nibbling on leaves from the ground. Times reader Jack Brunning captured this scene while vacationing in Morocco . Tree-climbing goats aren't as unusual as you might think. In western Morocco, Tamri goats are known to scale argan trees to feed on their leaves and nuts.
November 12, 2009 |
We've heard about "The Men Who Stare at Goats" but what about the men who wrangle goats? The goats that had to bear the brunt of George Clooney's psychic assaults were provided by animal coordinator Sled Reynolds and his company, Gentle Jungle. "I only keep about four or five goats," Reynolds said. "We use them in nativity scenes. But we found a rancher near the set in New Mexico who let us use the 80 goats the film required." Just like their costars, when they weren't filming, they hung out in a trailer -- but with fewer amenities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1985 |
A nanny and her two kids were among 81 wild goats captured over the weekend on San Clemente Island by the Fund for Animals to save them from slaughter by the Navy. The goats were found in an area used by warships for target practice. It was the first time the group was allowed to trap in that area.
October 27, 1985
All of the patrons at Al Johnson's Swedish restaurant in Sister, Bay, Wis., will be surprised to learn that they have been served Swiss meals with lingonberries and goats grazing on the roof. Frank Riley (Oct. 6), like Homer, sometimes nods. GEORGE JOHNSON Santa Barbara