Bring on the animals! Eugene set to approve relaxed rules for more backyard animals

Eugene is set to approve mini-goats, mini-pigs, rabbits and other animals in the city’s backyards… Legalizing thousands of residents already doing it. Very Noah-esque that only pairs of species can be kept.

This is another example of legislators scrambling to keep up with citizens determined to take more control over the food they eat.

Like so many burgeoning urban food initiatives, these changes have yet to stand the test of time. Pest, odour and disease issues are real if animals aren’t properly penned and cared for. Still, there’s lots of room to move away from sanitized yards and alienation from our food, towards  sensible ways people can get back to growing more of their own food.

 

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