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Wind farm ‘kills Taiwanese goats’

Author: Cogito

The BBC (Asia-Pacific News) reports a large number of goats in Taiwan may have died of exhaustion because of noise from a wind farm.

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A farmer on an outlying island told the BBC he had lost more than 400 animals after eight giant wind turbines were installed close to his grazing land.

The Ministry of Agriculture says it suspects that noise may have caused the goats’ demise through lack of sleep. 

The detailed report can be found at

One night I went out to the farmhouse and the goats were all standing up; they weren’t sleeping
Farmer Kuo Jing-shan

Perhaps we should stop calling these mass gathering of turbines “farms”! Suggestions welcome for a new collective noun.