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Fri Apr 5, 2013, 10:09 AM

Les moutons de travail de Paris



[font size="1"]Francois Mori / AP
Sylvain Girard, owner of "Ecomouton" shows his flock used to graze the lawns in replacement of lawn mowers around a truck warehouse at Evry, south of Paris.[/font]


PARIS—Will the future see flocks of sheep baaing beneath the Eiffel Tower and bleating by Notre Dame cathedral?

Paris is enlisting a few hungry sheep to keep the city’s grass trim, replacing gas-guzzling lawnmowers.

The initiative, which started this week, sees four sheep from an island in Brittany put to work munching the bountiful grass of the Paris Archives.

The eco-experiment, which could expand around the capital from October, follows on from a stint last year by two goats that the Louvre hired to mow the lawn of Paris’ famed Tuileries gardens. ..............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/04/05/paris_hires_sheep_to_mow_the_city_lawns.html



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Fri Apr 5, 2013, 10:12 AM

1. du rec. nt

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Fri Apr 5, 2013, 10:13 AM

2. That's cool!

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Fri Apr 5, 2013, 10:16 AM

3. Cute, but a government worker probably loses his/her job to a sheep

Just saying .... baaaaaaaa!

(On the other hand, it reduces the gasoline needed to run power mowing machinery; and maybe the human workers can keep their jobs, picking up sheep poop!!)

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