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Monday, September 10, 2007

Wild Animals in Circues debated in the Strib

There has been an interesting series of opinions printed in the Star Tirbune regarding the proposed ordinance amendments that would prohibit the use of wild animals in circuses in Minneapolis leading up to the Public Hearing on this issue that will be held on Wednesday afternoon.

It started with a letter of the day written by Christine Coughlin on September 5th.

Then, on the 6th, Council Members Hodges and Paul Ostrow crafted a peice advocating for their approach that would allow for circuses but require for more inspections.

Finally, Ralph Remington and I got a counterpoint published on the 8th

This is going to be an interesting discussion.


At 5:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting how the Boy Mayor and his merry band of miscreant concil members worry about the alleged mistreatment of circus animals. Menawhile, citizens of Minneapolis run the gauntlet of violence. A man was murdered for simply riding his bicycle, a child was shot for celebrating a birthday. I am left wondering, does the Minneaplois leadership care about it's people. Doubtful, the leadership has it's values and priorities warped.


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