Friday, May 23, 2008

Betty Rowe, Preserver of Arapawa Goats, dies

Got an email from Al Caldwell:

"We have word that Betty Rowe died Saturday morning in a New Zealand
hospital. She had suffered a series of strokes a few weeks ago and was
unable to recover. Betty was the centerpiece of the conservation effort of
Arapawa Island goats. We will miss her in many ways."

Betty Rowe was an American living in New Zealand. When the New Zealand government decided to kill off the Arapawa Island goats (as part of a plan to save endangered plants/animals on the island), Betty Rowe got involved and arranged for the rescue of many of the goats, providing a foundation stock for preserving the breed.

To view a picture of Betty Rowe , view the Arapawa Goat Breeders USA news page.

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