Firefighting Cows

RiotPost 20 October 2009 5

Prime have this funny little story on the cows who are being put out to pasture in order to conduct fuel removal and help prevent bushfires this season.

I think its a great idea, but I’m sure there is someone out there who will come up with a reason why this is a bad thing. Plus once you start putting graffiti on cows where will it stop?


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OzPhoenix OzPhoenix 2:07 pm 21 Oct 09

Google are known to use goats to mow their lawns:

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/mowing-with-goats.html

deye deye 1:55 pm 21 Oct 09

Just head up to Orroral Valley, tons of Kangaroos there and it seems every second one has a joey in it’s pouch. You can’t take a step without stepping in Kangaroo poo 🙂

Weaselburger Weaselburger 1:10 pm 21 Oct 09

I thing it’s a really creative idea and due to the cost of maintaining the fire brigades equipment it’s also a really good way to save money and leave the firies with more resources to reduce and fight even more fires,
I just wonder how long it will be before the animal huggers bitch saying that poor defenceless cows will be in the front line if there’s a bushfire.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 12:46 pm 21 Oct 09

They were in the Fisher-Kambah reserve (behind the Parkway Church) last year.

TAMS went to great effort putting in wire fencing to keep them in, local citizens went to great efforts to cut large spans of wire away.

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 10:56 am 21 Oct 09

Someone in TAMS with a sense of humour. I like it.
In an interesting juxtaposition, CT today had this and anothr article about how fire fuel loads will be much higher this summer due to the kangaroo culling…
But to be fair, who’d have known 3 months ago that we might actually get some rain this spring for the first time in years.

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