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Grump- Animal Ordinances Against Rabbits

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by margali, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. Mar 20, 2019
    margali

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    So being the OCD person I am, I looked up Baytown's animal ordinances again when I got the wild hare *HA* to get rabbits again. Apparently you must own a huge lot to have rabbits.

    [Offense. Under this chapter, it shall be unlawful for any person to intentionally or knowingly keep or maintain the following within the city limits: (2)Livestock, rabbits or fowl within 100 feet of a private residence the person has no right to occupy;]

    Peons in subdivisions or apartments need not apply. But you can have a domestic ferret, gerbil, hamster, guinea pig, or laboratory mouse or rat!:barnie:he:th

    I emailed the city clerk cause there has got some wiggle room in how this is actually applied. I want a few to show with kids for 4H not a 500 hole operation. Some times it sucks to do your due diligence. But I'm cautious about this kind of crap cause I rent. By the way, cats are specifically allowed to roam free in Baytown. :lol: No animal control worries if your escape artist succeeds.
     
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    seedcorn

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    What does landlord say?
     
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    margali

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    The lease pet policy addenda states resident must comply with all applicable states and local ordinances, laws, and homeowners' association rules. Otherwise, there are penalties up to getting evicted.

    I knew I wouldn't be able to do goats or chickens here which is fine. Annoyed I'm finding this road block on what I consider a standard pet.
     
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    baymule

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    Is moving an option?
     
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    margali

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    Nope. Just moved in November and Alexander is starting to make friends. But I could have entire colony of cavy (guinea pigs) in the backyard. They make good pets.
     
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    thistlebloom

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    Sorry for the disappointment. It does seem odd that rabbits are restricted. I wonder what it would take to change the ordinance?
    Being as mobile as you have been it may not be worth fightingfor in a temporary location.

    Does your 4H club do cavies?
     
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    baymule

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    What the heck is wrong with rabbits? Maybe animal right do-gooders shudder to think that people slaughter rabbits to feed their families?
     
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    flowerbug

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    i wonder if this is a hold-over from the rabbit troubles during the dust bowl era? like people don't want that happening again... i dunno, just a guess... or there was some disease being spread by rabbits at one time or ...?
     
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    canesisters

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    Am I not understanding it correctly.. can't you keep INDOOR rabbits? It's just the outdoor ones that are restricted?
    Most likely, because someone somewhere made the smell an issue. :(
     
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    ducks4you

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    A hoarder's house full of dogs smells worse.
     
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