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Urban Farm Animals – Another City Tackles the Issue

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Touch the Soil News #297 On the edge of the Denver metro (3 million people) is the small town of Edgewater. Edgewater recently passed an ordinance that allows up to six regulated animals for folks living in detached homes. These regulated animals include: Chickens Ducks Rabbits Miniature goats One beehive After decades of cities passing ordinances to exclude farm animals, the trend is reversing for new ordinnces that allow farm animals in the city. Licensing and compliance will be required for all regulated animals and the slaughter of animals for food is prohibited. Come to find out, not everyone was happy. The Denver Post reported on the reactions of folks…

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