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Farmers’ market mulls ban on live animals

February 5, 2010

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The Downtown Lawrence Farmers’ Market is considering banning all live animals for the 2010 season.

“We have had a large number of complaints about the behavior of some dogs at the market, and we did have a few serious problems last year, so we are responding by having a conversation about the presence of animals at market,” market coordinator Tom Buller said.

The market is seeking input from the community before it makes a decision.

To submit comments, call 331-4445 or e-mail farmersmarket@sunflower.com.

Shoppers also can fill out an online survey at surveymonkey.com/s/HVSHCFX.

Market vendors will be discussing the issue at a meeting on Tuesday.

“We understand this is an important decision for many Lawrence residents and we would like community feedback,” Buller said.

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