Horsing around at Town of Cambridge Animal Local Laws meeting

Horsing around at Town of Cambridge Animal Local Laws meeting

THERE was a moment of levity during an intense five-hour Town of Cambridge council meeting over the Animal Local Laws review.

The proposed Town of Cambridge Animal Local Laws will provide the regulations, control and management of keeping dogs, cats, large animals, miniature horses and pigs, poultry, pigeons and bees.

Councillor Rod Bradley had his fellow councillors in fits of giggles on Tuesday, July 26 when he queried the inclusion of miniature horses and pigs.

“Who would have miniature horses in the Town of Cambridge?” he said.

He said anyone with a miniature pig within the local government area would be “a bit of a freak”.

Cr Louis Carr said he understood a Wembley house had a pig wandering around the yard and another had a kangaroo.

Cr Pauline O’Connor said she believed one property had a Shetland Pony.

Cr Bradley’s proposed amendment to delete the word “miniature” was lost.

Councillors passed the motion to create the proposed Laws, notify the Local Government Minister, hold public consultation then consider the submissions.