By Isha Sesay • 27 January 2020 • 13:54
One of the electric fences installed outside a property in Cala Llamp.
FED up with the growing population of wild goats in Cala Llamp in Mallorca, Spain, several residents have installed electric fences to protect their land.
At least a dozen properties have implemented this new measure due to the animals reportedly causing considerable damage to gardens and crops. One resident in Calle Castanyetes even cited that they will now have to spend over €2,000 to repair the devastation caused.
The new fences are equipped with a low-voltage power line which serves to prevent colonies of wild goats from entering their land in search of food by giving the animals an electric shock.
However, their introduction has not been well received by animal protection groups who see the fences as an act of animal cruelty that also puts civilians at risk. Guillermo Amengual, the spokesman for the AnimaNaturalis Association, said that although they are aware of the problems caused by the overpopulation of goats, the fences are illegal and they will denounce their installation to the Guardia Civil.
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