LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Lufkin City Council defeated a proposed ordinance to force animal breeders to meet certain criteria in order to sell animals.
The council voted against the first reading of the measure by a 4-3 vote.
Council members Robert Shankle, Victor Travis, Don Langston and Lynn Torres voted against the measure.
The ordinance called for breeders to provide documentation and pass inspections, proving they do not just operate puppy mills.
In a telephone interview Wednesday morning, City Manager Paul Parker said he will not re-draft the ordinance, unless he is asked to by the city council, something he did not anticipate happening.