A Burley bunny ban? It could happen

Merlin Smedley is, evidently, bugged by bunnies.

And the Burley mayor is threatening to veto a local ordinance that would allow school children to raise rabbits.

“I don’t want farm animals in the city,” Smedley said, according to the Twin Falls Times-News.

Farm animals are forbidden in Burley, with the exception of the Cassia County fairgrounds. Local school officials requested the change in city code, which would allow students to raise rabbits on school property for educational purposes. The City Council passed the ordinance unanimously, the Times-News reported.


Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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