Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Amish Say They Are Targets of Law Requiring Horses To Wear Collection Bags

The Bowling Green Kentucky Daily News reported last week that Amish defendants are challenging an Auburn, Kentucky ordinance (Sec. 90.088(B)) that requires horses and other large animals on city streets to wear collection bags to catch their excrement.  Auburn officials say the law is needed to keep city streets clean and prevent the spread of disease, but the Amish say the bags will frighten their horses.  Defendants in some of the 30 pending cases are arguing that the law unconstitutionally targets a particular group of Amish residents. [Thanks to Scott Mange for the lead.]