The Buncombe County Commissioners are expected to eat some of the words on the recently-passed animal control ordinance. Pets are still required to receive adequate exercise and social interaction, but livestock is now exempt from the latter. The requirement that horses be given manmade shelter has been scrapped in its entirety. I speak as if it is a done-deal because – HAY! when do the commissioners ever question anything on the consent agenda?

All those in favor say, “NEIGH!”