Posts Tagged ‘Livestock’


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Pismo Beach lets the goats in

The Pismo Beach City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday night that will allow the presence of goats in town. [KSBY] Residents may now apply to keep or raise goats on private property for a $300 fee. Individuals may also parade... (Continue reading)

Will surfing goats storm Pismo Beach?

The Pismo Beach City Council will consider this evening whether goats belong on private property and public parks within the city limits. A Pismo Beach resident and YouTube star has recently received tickets for herding goats in the city. Pismo... (Continue reading)

PETA weighs in on North County sheep deaths

Animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is faulting the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office for not criminally charging local rancher Jean Jaureguy in the deaths of 25 sheep. [Tribune] In February, a hiker discovered... (Continue reading)

SLO Sheriff determines no wrong doing in sheep deaths

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff department determined that local rancher Jean (JB) Jaureguy was not criminally negligent in the deaths of 25 sheep, according to a sheriff’s department press release. In February, a hiker walking trails at Heritage Ranch... (Continue reading)

Sheriff announces animal cruelty investigation, supports rancher

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s spokesman Tony Cipolla announced yesterday that the department is conducting a thorough investigation into allegations of animal cruelty by an area sheep rancher. However, he also stated in the press release that Jean (JB) Jaureguy’s... (Continue reading)

Cattle theft on the rise in California

Cattle have become a popular commodity among thieves in California. [Sacramento Bee] In 2012, cattle owners reported 1,317 stolen or missing cows. The total of stolen or missing cows increased by 22 percent since the beginning of the recession. “It’s... (Continue reading)

California man charged with sexually assaulting a horse

A Northern California man is under arrest for sexually assaulting a horse. [KTVU] Fifty-six-year-old Bryon Baker of El Dorado County is accused of stealing a horse, leaving it to die and sexually assaulting another horse he tried to steal. Last... (Continue reading)