Woodland Tables Proposal to Use Goats for Fire Prevention

Woodland Tables Proposal to Use Goats for Fire Prevention

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WOODLAND HILLS, Utah (AP) -- The Woodland City Council has tabled a proposal to use 500 goats to eat a fireline around parts the town.

Instead, Mayor Toby Harding will create a fire prevention master plan.

Many of the council members and those community members present expressed reservations with the proposal.

Councilman Todd Rupper said he would not support spending 32 thousand dollars a year on the project, especially since Harding said the city would need to have the goats for at least three years to see the desired effects.

Other concerns included uncertainty of how the goats would behave and how any damage would be dealt with. They said there also were reports from some places that using goats had been ineffective.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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