Goats have been leaving the Boquer area and entering Puerto Pollensa.

30-11-2016

The Council of Majorca's hunting department has authorised the cull of some goats in the Boquer part of Puerto Pollensa. The department's director, Joan Manera, says that there are safety issues because of the number of goats which cross the bypass and enter the built-up areas. The goats have been doing this because the lack of rain has meant there is less for them to eat. They have therefore been going in search of other sources of food.

Initially, the goats were invading residential areas nearest to Boquer, but they have been going progressively further; right into the church square in fact.

A few months ago there was a social media campaign to stop a potential cull. This was in the end suspended.

Puerto Pollensa is not the only part of the island that goats have been entering. Nearby Cala San Vicente is another area, while residents in Sant Elm and Cala Llamp in Andratx have been complaining for a year or more about the increasing number.

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Mr B / Hace over 4 years

Perhaps you would like to torture them like you do to Bulls, donkeys and horses, in fact any animal that you can inflict unnecessary pain on! And you call yourselves civilised, what a joke.

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Mike / Hace over 4 years

Very simplistic decision. These animals have been living in Mallorca for ages. There territory become smaller each year (roads , ongoing building of building plots in rural envirroments f.e. Andratx ( from Andratx to St Elm f e ) Very shorly Mallorca will be concrete island with no goats, donkeys and other species

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Steve Riches / Hace over 4 years

Slaying them is a bit severe but capture and relocation to natural habitat would make more sense. There also must be farmers who are happy for them to graze certain areas.

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E weldon / Hace over 4 years

Leave the Gosts alone! We humans have invaded their territory

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Les Chase / Hace over 4 years

I have actually seen a goat killed by a car on the Pollensa bypass one day. Police were on the scene sorting out traffic. This would not look too good for tourists to see. If people do not want a cull, why not round them up and a simple operation to make them infertile, could be an answer for the future. I live in the New Forest in England and see animals roaming freely, and sadly occasionally one gets killed on the road, so I am on the constant lookout for animals on the roads. I travel to Majorca most months of the year for a few days at a time, so I look out for animals on the roads. Better signage may also help people to be more aware.

Les Chase

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Coloma Jaume / Hace over 4 years

I live in Puerto Pollensa and i see these goats having a happy existence in the area of Boquer where us humans have taken land to construct our second residencies or invest our money to make more money. We are the invaders. Not the goats I don' t see where the problem is. People like to see the goats. Most tourists take pictures and it is nice to see them around. I don' t think there' s ever been an accident because of them . Why can' t we just let them be!?

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Coloma Jaume / Hace over 4 years

I live in Puerto Pollensa and i see these goats having a happy existence in the area of Boquer where us humans have taken land to construct our second residencies or invest our money to make more money. We are the invaders. Not the goats I don' t see where the problem is. People like to see the goats. Most tourists take pictures and it is nice to see them around. I don' t think there' s ever been an accident because of them . Why can' t we just let them be!?

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