The town of Spring Green plans to revisit its recommendation to approve a dog breeding site that would sell the animals to medical researchers.
The board of directors decided on Tuesday evening to hold a special meeting next week to reconsider the decision, after board members filed public complaints about the environmental and ethical impacts associated with the facility. breeding, said city clerk Vicki Terpstra.
On May 14, the city’s planning committee agreed to recommend a license for Jill and Clinton Kane to operate a business that would breed and sell dogs for medical research. Sauk County ultimately has jurisdiction over the city’s zoning.
Backlash against the company began last week when locals and activists attended a Spring Green village meeting to protest the approval. Members of the village board said they were taken aback by the purpose of the installation, as the request did not require the Kanes to say what they intended to do with the dogs.
The special town hall meeting is set for July 11 at 7 p.m. at Spring Green Town Hall.
The Village of Spring Green, which shares jurisdiction over one of the facilities, will decide whether or not to approve the permit for that facility on July 17.
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