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Be sensible with animal limits

Letters to the Editor


The article “Contemplating a Community Farm,” in The Cheney Free Press of April 18, states, “A proposed addition to Cheney’s zoning codes might make it easier for individuals to keep and raise farm animals and bees within city limits.” That is true for large animals, which are currently prohibited on lots smaller than two acres.

On the other hand, it is not true for those who raise chickens, rabbits, and other small animals, which are currently allowed in R-1 and R-2 zones, without a cap on numbers. The code as it stands with regard to small animals is reasonable and should be le...

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