Burley Mayor to Ban Bunnies from Classrooms
BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — A south-central Idaho mayor is threatening to veto a city-council approved exemption allowing school kids to raise rabbits.
The Times-News reports that Burley Mayor Merlin Smedley said Tuesday that he is totally against the exemption, which was unanimously approved by the City Council. He says farm animals do not belong in the city.
Burley has an ordinance preventing residents from owning horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens or poultry anywhere in the city. There is already an exemption for the fairgrounds and baby chickens younger than four weeks.
Smedley says he needs to see more information about how the rabbits will be cared for and that as it stands, he plans to veto the exemption.