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10/28/02

Lubbock County Bans Ownership of Wild Animals

The Texas Attorney General's Office says a Lubbock County ordinance pertaining to wild animals is no good. The A.G.'s office told the county it needed to change the ordinance so that it either bans or regulates the ownership of wild animals. So Monday, County Commissioners changed the law to say you must have a federal license to own a wild animal.

"I understand it, if a person with pass order to prohibit if the owner can show the county they have a federal license, we have to look at it, but that should, the federal law, supercedes county and state law," said Kenny Maines, Lubbock County Commissioner.

The previous ordinance banned the future ownership of wild animals, but allowed current owners to keep their animals. Wild animals include wild dogs, coyotes, bobcats and any primates.

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