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Farmers Are Ditching Herding Dogs for Drones

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A small black drone hovering above a bustling city.

Drones aren’t just causing some people to lose their job: man’s best friend may also be looking for a new gig, too.

Some farmers are turning to robotic drones to herd their sheep, cows and other animals, as these devices can save time and can recharge quicker than some pooches. Others aren’t ready to give up Fido just yet, because they believe dogs have a place on the farm and trust their agility far more than some flying contraption.

Related: Dogs Protect Adorable Little Penguins From Going Extinct on Remote Island

This video by The Wall Street Journal, offers up a taste of what herding may look like in the next few years.

Image via Flickr

By Andrea Huspeni

Andrea Huspeni is the founder and CEO of This Dog's Life. Her mission it to help dogs live a happier, healthier and longer life. When she isn't working, she spends time with her two dogs, Lola and Milo. She resides in Brooklyn, NY.

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