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Detroit goats to be slaughtered after plan to use them for weed control falls through

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DETROIT (AP) - Owners of 18 goats that were evicted from abandoned lots in a Detroit neighborhood say they plan to slaughter them earlier, now that their plan to fatten them on uncut weeds and grass has fallen through.

The goats arrived in the Brightmoor neighborhood June 6 from Idyll Farms in Northport at the tip of northern lower Michigan's Leelanau Peninsula. They were removed June 7 at Detroit animal control officials' order.

Idyll Farms tells  in an email the goats are grazing elsewhere "and will be gradually processed."

The farm says the goats can't return there to preserve the health of the herd.

Current zoning laws don't allow livestock operations in Detroit, but the west side neighborhood is within a proposed urban farming zone in the Detroit Future City Project.

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