Llamas are considered exotic animals in Missouri, and the legislature is being asked to change the law so they’re considered livestock. Backers say it would help a lot of small farmers and give them some value-added opportunities. Llama-raiser Kathleen Vordtriede of Hermann says they’re not exotic animals. In fact, they’ve been domesticated for 5,000 years. Others say Llamas make good watch animals, especially protecting goats, sheep and cattle. And on top of that, their fur, sheared off, is becoming increasingly popular for clothing. A senate committee is thinking about whether to recommend the law be changed.
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