Animal care commission recommends council adopt law banning live animals as prizes

Ordinance would not affect FFA and 4-H competitions

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Mayor David McCauley and city recorder Randy Sanders at the city's Animal Care and Control Commission meeting Monday.

BUCKHANNON – Buckhannon’s Animal Care and Control Commission on Monday voted to recommend that Buckhannon City Council adopt an ordinance that would prohibit the use of animals as prizes. Mayor David McCauley said having the ordinance drawn up became necessary after several incidents that occurred during the 2019 West Virginia Strawberry Festival. City officials first…

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