Pic of the Day: 1839 Cleveland Goat Ordinance


Via the Cleveland City Council Facebook Page: On this day in 1839, council passed an ordinance restricting the unlawful running of goats. Violators were subject to a $10 fine.

(A version of this law may have to be rebooted if the "Mow Goat" pilot project takes off. What's the Mow Goat pilot project, you ask? Oh, that's the "new environmentally sustainable and community-building alternative to city mowing using a herd of goats.")

Sensational penmanship to boot!

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Sam Allard

Sam Allard is the Senior Writer at Scene, in which capacity he covers politics and power and writes about movies when time permits. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the NEOMFA at Cleveland State. Prior to joining Scene, he was encamped in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on an...
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