Nfld. & Labrador

New rules in place for Glovertown livestock owners

The mayor of Glovertown says the increasing number of livestock in the town is getting people's goats, and has led to new regulations for residents keeping farm animals.
Mayor Doug Churchill says he has noticed an increase in the number of animals in the town. (Keili Bartlett/CBC)

The mayor of Glovertown says the increasing number of livestock in the town is getting people's goats, and has led to new regulations for residents keeping farm animals.

Mayor Doug Churchill said some residents are unhappy about the smells and the way chickens, sheep and goats are being housed.

"There's 99 per cent of these people look after their animals and there's never an issue," Churchill said, adding the town has been getting mostly verbal complaints, not officials ones.

One of the new regulations pertains to how close animals have to be kept from homes. 

"We're able to keep them far enough way that at least they won't be in people's faces all the time, that's one of the main issues here," Churchill said.

"The minimum is 25 feet away from any dwelling."

Churchill said the new rules also require livestock owners to register their animals.

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