St. Catharines council defers decision on changes to exotic animal bylaw
St Catharines city council slipping out of the debate last night on proposed changes to the current exotic animal bylaw.
After the recent bad publicity surrounding captive snakes, the city was considering amending its bylaw to place further restrictions on reptilian pets.
Snake supporters crowded council chambers asking the city to consider allowing snakes three metres in length instead of restricting the length to two metres.
After some debate, council decided to look into the issue further and deferred the motion for about a month to give staff more time to consider other exotic animal bylaws already in place in Ontario