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5/12/13 12:36 P

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Thank you for taking care of the baby birds! Here's a link to an Audubon article on what to do with baby birds you find. audubonportland.org/wcc/urban/babybi
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5/10/13 11:14 P

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You would like to think that they took the noise into consideration and determined it would not harm the goats in any way. I would like to think that any way. If the goats are bothered they will not graze as well and that will be noticeable. Even if they don't care about the goats they will care about production. We can only wait and see.

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5/9/13 4:27 P

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I'm glad you did such a kind thing for the bird.God bless all of our animal friends. emoticon

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5/9/13 12:40 P

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I'm worried they might get spooked, even with fencing a scared goat can still manage to make unto the runway. A friend of mine raise goats and they managed to escape from their enclosure all of the time no matter how high the fencing got.
The noise pollution causing hearing lose in the goats is a concern for me as well and the run off from the roads into the grass. What kind of stuff will end up in the grass that might be harmful for them also?
Using goats is a great idea in some areas, but I'm not too sure about the airport. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. I hope the goats will be safe. This is a fine line of animal cruelty in my opinion.

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I got to save a baby bird tonight. I came home from work, and there on the step I thought was a dead mouse. As I got closer I realized it was one of the baby birds from the nest of Finches on my neighbors window. It must have fallen out and landed on the step. It was still breathing. I came in and called my vet who gave me the number for the wildlife center in Silicon Valley - who had a message to take rescued wildlife to the Humane society. So, I picked up the baby bird in a towel and put it in a well-ventilated box and drove to the Humane Society, which is in Milpitas. It was still breathing by the time I got there, and the intake gal said there was a wildlife person there and they'd take care of it tonight, and if it makes it through the night it will go to the wildlife rescue tomorrow morning. It was intense for me. I sure hope that little birdie makes it! He's in God's hands now.

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I am not sure what I think about it.
It's good they are going to be grazing , but the noise levels will a lot higher than what they are used to and that won't be good for them.



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Chicago has hired a herd of goats to keep vegetation in check around O'Hare airport, reports the Tribune. An estimated 25 goats will arrive in about a month to chow down on 120 acres, with a focus on hard-to-mow embankments and areas with dense brush.

The air traffic at international airports can be extremely loud, as anyone who has ever stood out near the runways can attest. Is it an acceptable risk that the goats might suffer permanent hearing loss? Does this outweigh the sustainability idea and the low cost factor? We eat goat in this country; does their hearing matter? Will the shepherd be wearing protective ear covering (probably), so this would affirm the possible auditory damage.... but.... they're a herd of goats!

What do you think? Cool, low-cost, sustainable idea or potential animal cruelty? :)

Find the story on the Tribune here:
www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct
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The news story is titled "Goats to graze among runways at O'Hare"



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