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January 15, 2015 / V A Nichols

Proposed changes to animal sales in Mobile prompt nearly three-hour public debate

League of Humane Voters - Alabama

city of Mobile iconMOBILE, Alabama – About 50 people turned out Tuesday for the Mobile City Council’s public safety committee meeting to discuss the pros and cons of amending the Mobile City Code as it pertains to animals and fowl.

At issue are proposed changes to Chapter 7 of the city’s code which – among other things – could bar breeders and other entrepreneurs from selling animals at Flea Market Mobile.

Of those gathered in the Government Plaza auditorium about two dozen addressed the committee directly with their support or concerns, with opinions almost evenly split and equally impassioned.

District 6 Councilwoman Bess Rich, who chairs the committee, explained that Tuesday’s meeting was “informational for the council” and that there will be at least one more committee meeting as well as a smaller meeting of key stakeholders before any recommendations are made to the full council. District 2 Councilman Levon Manzie and…

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