- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy
Sometimes it seems like we just can’t win. We finally find a power source that doesn’t release fossil fuels, can’t be made into a weapon of mass destruction, doesn’t pose a risk of flooding and doesn’t contain poison gas, and guess what? It tortures goats to death!
Late-night noise from spinning wind turbines on an outlying island of Taiwan may have killed 400 goats over the past three years by depriving them of sleep, an agricultural inspection official said on Thursday.
After the eight turbines were installed in the notoriously windy Penghu archipelago in the Taiwan Strait, a neighbouring farmer reported that his goats had started dying, Council of Agriculture inspection official Lu Ming-tseng said.