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(The New York Times)   The new growth industry in Detroit? Goats   (dealbook.nytimes.com) divider line 18
    More: Strange, Detroit, wealth funds, Chicago Board of Trade, urban agriculture, goats  
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2014-06-06 01:11:23 PM  
Detroit? Best take precautions.


soonyoullunderstand.com
 
2014-06-06 01:33:53 PM  
Hopefully, they will be escapegoats.
 
2014-06-06 03:28:09 PM  
They were a growth industry for Detroit once before, too
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-06-06 04:14:27 PM  
Speaking as a former neighbour across the river, this is an improvement over the original inhabitants.
 
2014-06-06 04:23:03 PM  
So BBQ is the growth industry next week?
 
2014-06-06 06:09:57 PM  
I've seen this in other places where they use goats and temporary fencing to eat weeds and foliage along roads and highways.  Works pretty good.  That biomass was just going to get thrown away anyway.
 
2014-06-06 07:15:11 PM  
Natural cycle of life.  Just let Detroit go back to nature, in 500 years, New Detroit can be made.  There isn't any reason that all cities must last forever.  Ghost towns happen.  Put up a plaque as a reminder of a once great city that eventually failed.
 
2014-06-06 07:31:46 PM  
Goats of Detroit is a great band name.
 
2014-06-06 08:13:27 PM  
 
2014-06-06 08:28:53 PM  

Ambivalence: I've seen this in other places where they use goats and temporary fencing to eat weeds and foliage along roads and highways.  Works pretty good.  That biomass was just going to get thrown away anyway.


I hear that turns the foliage to absolute shiat.

/joke
 
2014-06-06 09:13:19 PM  
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2014-06-07 12:18:53 AM  

BigLuca: Ambivalence: I've seen this in other places where they use goats and temporary fencing to eat weeds and foliage along roads and highways.  Works pretty good.  That biomass was just going to get thrown away anyway.

I hear that turns the foliage to absolute shiat.

/joke


I'd like to make the rest of it into some delicious BBQ.

/no goat in the market
..seems like a way to "reuse, renew, recycle" and help the planet
 
2014-06-07 12:36:31 AM  
I walk by about 5 goats per day in Portland if I average it out.  They're happy to be urban animals, and their owners get animals that can be raised in a yard and pay for themselves if you're willing to eat goat cheese.  And even better: They're friendly and cute in a weird way!
 
2014-06-07 01:15:27 AM  

Sybarite: Detroit? Best take precautions.


[soonyoullunderstand.com image 500x375]


Please, please, please tell me that's an actual photo.
 
2014-06-07 02:58:14 AM  
Work, and you shall live...

"At the end of the summer, Mr. Spitznagel said, he will sell the goats to Detroit butchers and give the proceeds back to the community. "
 
2014-06-07 06:25:55 AM  
I've been to Egypt, Hurghada to be specific, and there goats roam freely by day.

There's no grass to be found though, so they eat trash.

The goats obviously had a sense of "home", because come nightfall they'd walk back to the pens in the poor neighbourhood.
 
2014-06-07 11:32:49 AM  
Also strange: TFA wasn't talking about the engineers that GM just fired.
 
2014-06-07 04:14:02 PM  
Detroit is full of goats...around GM HQ, around Ford Field, around Comerica Park....
come to think of it, those aren't goats, they're jackasses.
 
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