Monday, May 4th, 2009 at 10:32am

Google Gets Goats to Mow Lawn at Company Headquarters

Posted by Jordan Erickson,2933,518820,00.html?sPage=fnc/scitech/personaltechnology

Last week, Google brought in a herd of goats to mow the grass on its Mountain View, Calif. headquarters rather than using lawnmowers.The company said that it wanted to take a more “low-carbon” approach with the goats reducing the company’s contribution to air and noise pollution. The cost of hiring the 200-some goats is about the same price as mowing, but the goats were “a lot cuter to watch.” PETA responded to a TechCrunch call about the goats, saying that though they have no problem with letting goats do what they do, they do have concerns about how they were transported and whether they have enough shelter and water. Google said that though the goats were not technically employees, “each goat is entitled to a free organic lunch.” Turns out another tech company uses goat power to mow its property. Yahoo has also employed goats to graze their grounds .

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