Public Meeting on Anti-Tethering Approved by Commissioners
Published March 18th, 2014
Marion County Commissioners agreed to hold a public meeting to discuss the anti-tethering issue, a small victory for anti-tethering supporters.
In early February, a task force created by the commissioners recommended an anti-tethering ordinance be passed.
Commissioners were approached by many concerned citizens today on both sides of the issue.
They brought it up for discussion, motioned and approved the measure to have a public meeting on the topic.
Commissioners say it's time to consider if they can make this an enforable ordinance.
"Study after study shows that 24 hour tethering is inhumane. So, we're trying to address animal cruelty," said District 1 Commissioner David Moore.
Some residents questioned how county government would enforce such an ordinance.
The public meeting will be held on April 1st at the Marion County Commissioners meeting in Ocala.
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