Jonesboro City Council committee keeps existing swine ordinance in place

Pig Ordinance Fails

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - 9:31 p.m. UPDATE: A local woman said Tuesday night that she was disappointed that the Jonesboro City Council voted to keep a ban on pot-bellied pigs inside the city limits in place. However, she said she was grateful that her voice was heard.

Danna Barkley was one of several people who were at the council meeting Tuesday to discuss the issue. This summer, Jonesboro animal control went to a home in Sage Meadows due to the animals.

However, Jonesboro Animal Control Sgt. Larry Rogers said a new ordinance would create new regulations that the city does not have at this time. Rogers said the city does not have the room or manpower to deal with issues related to the animals.

With the decision Tuesday night, it is illegal for Barkley or anyone else to keep the animals inside the city limits.

The Jonesboro City Council Public Safety Committee voted Tuesday to maintain the current ordinance dealing with the keeping of swine in the city of Jonesboro.

An ordinance had been presented at the meeting to amend the existing ordinance to allow for pot-bellied pigs to be kept under certain circumstances.

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