Famed Belmont Goats Let Loose In Protest Of Homeless Sweep
February 8, 2023 11:57AM PST
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A herd of city goats well-known in Portland, Oregon, were temporarily set free Tuesday morning in what appeared to be an act of protest against a planned sweep of a nearby homeless encampment.
The fence of the goats’ enclosure in north Portland had been cut, allowing them to get out.
The Oregonian reported that the co-owner of the Belmont Goats nonprofit, Robin Casey, found a note denouncing the planned sweep that was signed by “some anarchists.”
The encampment is near a site where the city is planning to build a tiny home village.
Belmont Goats said the escaped animals have been retrieved and appear to be healthy.