If the goats are suddenly a problem after all these years, why not trap and neuter the males and then allow nature to take its course? This would allow the animals to live out their natural life expectencies and ultimately give the state what it wants (or seems to want). Yes, it would take a few years, but my goodness, how long have the goats been there up to this point?
I'm just on the outside looking in, but in the absence of anything to the contrary, I cannot imagine why North Carolina suddenly feels that the goats are a true threat either to the state or to the eco-system they've adapted themselves to.
My vote remains in favor of the goats.
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