St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Considers Multiple Updates to Animal Ordinances

St. Landry Parish, Louisiana is considering sweeping animal control ordinance updates that would, among other changes, set standards for the lawful tethering of dogs; prohibit the tethering of horses, donkeys, or mules; require livestock to be kept in sanitary conditions; authorize the locality to impound “noticeably lame, ill, sore, or sick” animals at horseshows, rodeos, and parades; prohibit inhumane transport of animals; and subject breeders to semi-annual inspections. The Parish Council will vote on the proposed changes on December 21, 2022.