Chicago goatherds, shepherds and duck owners wary of new push to regulate livestock after death of horse

CHICAGO — When the temperature finally cracked 50 degrees last month, Carolyn Ioder opened the gate at her back door and let her six goats trot through the Austin neighborhood toward an empty field where they would nibble on hay until sunset.“Make sure they don’t get hit by any cars,” Ioder yelled at a volunteer helping her wrangle the herd.On a day a few weeks before the state’s coronavirus stay-at-home order, the goats made their way from the alley and safely crossed the road onto the 15,000-square-foot field for their grazing time. Every now and again, they escape onto the street, but a Him...


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