Beatrice Rejects Pet Pig Amendment

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

There will be no pet pigs or other exotic animals in Beatrice.

The City Council rejected a proposed amendment to its animal ordinance that would have grandfathered in unusual animals.

The amendment was prompted by a resident who owns three pet pot-bellied pigs. In an effort to compromise, Councilman Alan Fetty proposed an amendment that would require grandfathered animals be kept at least 70 feet from neighboring properties when outdoors.

After much discussion and a call for an immediate vote, the ordinance failed on a 4-4 vote. The city attorney says the owner of the pigs has 48-72 hours to comply with the ordinance, which says the pigs can't be on the property.


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