Council committee set to discuss pot-belly pig amendment again - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Council committee set to discuss pot-belly pig amendment again

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A Jonesboro city council committee is set to discuss whether certain swine should be allowed as pets in city limits, again.

The issue started making headlines in 2016 when a Jonesboro woman was cited for owning two pot-bellied pigs.

Her pigs, Fern and Wilbur, are not allowed in city limits, according to an ordinance with the City of Jonesboro.

In fact, the ordinance states that it is illegal to own any kind of swine within city limits.

The woman argued before the city council last fall that her pigs are pets and that the ordinance was meant to keep people from raising "breeder and feeder" pigs in town. At the time, she proposed amending current law to allow for pot-bellied pigs, but the council voted against it.

The issue was set to go back before the council committee in January, but it was tabled.

The Public Safety Council Committee will discuss the proposed amendment at 5 p.m. in the city council chambers.

Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • breaking

    Arrest made in Trumann homicide

    Arrest made in Trumann homicide

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 6:29 PM EST2018-02-21 23:29:13 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 9:51 PM EST2018-02-22 02:51:05 GMT
    Michael Lee Slaughter (Source: Poinsett County Sheriff's Office)Michael Lee Slaughter (Source: Poinsett County Sheriff's Office)

    According to Trumann Police Chief Chad Henson, a man is in custody in connection with a homicide Wednesday morning in the Poinsett County town. 

    According to Trumann Police Chief Chad Henson, a man is in custody in connection with a homicide Wednesday morning in the Poinsett County town. 

  • Power still out for people in region

    Power still out for people in region

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 6:59 AM EST2018-02-21 11:59:50 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 9:51 PM EST2018-02-22 02:51:00 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    As storms and rain move through this morning, damage and flooding reports are coming in from across the area.

    As storms and rain move through this morning, damage and flooding reports are coming in from across the area.

  • Little Rock man arrested in prescription fraud case

    Little Rock man arrested in prescription fraud case

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 5:21 PM EST2018-02-21 22:21:27 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 9:40 PM EST2018-02-22 02:40:23 GMT
    Elliott Moton (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office Website)Elliott Moton (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office Website)

    A trip to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription has a Central Arkansas man facing a multitude of charges. 

    A trip to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription has a Central Arkansas man facing a multitude of charges. 

Powered by Frankly