East Peoria Lifts Pet Rabbit Ban

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EAST PEORIA, Ill. (AP) _ Bunnies are no longer banned in East Peoria.

The (Peoria) Journal Star reports that the East Peoria City Council approved an amendment to a city ordinance Tuesday. Residents had lobbied the city to change language in the ordinance, which included rabbits on a list of prohibited animals along with cattle, sheep, ponies and foxes. Resident Cindy Miller took up the cause after she was cited for violating the ordinance because of her son Isaac’s pet rabbit, Fifi. Miller calls the change in the ordinance “awesome.” The change passed on a 5-0 vote, and Commissioner Chad Joos called it “a sensible amendment.”
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