August 29, 2008
City Will Evict Aging Horse
By The Associated Press
HICKMAN, Neb. (AP) - This one-horse town is looking like becoming a no-horse town.The owner of a 32-year-old horse named Peter Rabbit wasn't able Tuesday to buck a local ban on livestock within city limits.After widespread publicity of the ban that threatened to kick Peter Rabbit off the pasture where he was born, the Hickman City Council considered an ordinance Tuesday night that would allow horses inside city limits. But council members ultimately voted 4-2 against adopting it, leaving the ban intact.Councilwoman Kim Hoesing has long supported allowing horses. After Tuesday's vote, she said she hoped the issue would die down because "I can't get anyone to agree with me."The horse's owner, 76-year-old Harley Scott, said he has no intention of complying
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