Since they're not pets, could they be dinner?
Friendswood City Councilman Jim Hill is a vocal supporter of the city building a new animal control facility to replace its existing one that is antiquated and undersized.
As of this week, the facility had 12 dogs, five cats, two guineas, two chickens, a goat, a lamb and an emu.
But until a new animal control facility is built, Hill has an idea for two of the animals at the existing facility.
That goat and emu ought be served at the city Christmas party," Hill said.
The goat, the emu, and the lamb are classified as livestock, city spokesman Nick Haby said. Therefore, each cannot be adopted and would have to be sold at an auction for the city to get rid of them, he said.
We've fed that bastard for seven or eight years," Hill said of the emu.
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