A new ordinance passed by the Seal Beach City Council on Monday could potentially kick a Seal Beach woman's pick out of her house.
Seal Beach resident Madonna Grimsley, who keeps a 235-pound pot-bellied pig named Bubba in her home, said that she plans to fight the new ordinance, ABC7 reported.
Previously, the city's ban on pigs only applied to hogs, not pot bellied pigs. After Monday's City Council meeting though, the ordinance now bans all pigs "regardless of size, kind or sex," according to city staff reports.
Grimsely, who is battle stage IV cancer, told ABC that she has owned Bubba for four years and cleans up after him regularly. She thinks Bubba should be exempt from the ordinance and plans to fight the city if necessary.
According to the city, language in the city's exiting municipal code currently bans the raising
of hogs. The city subsequently found that the term "hog" only applies
to pigs weighing more than 120 pounds and said the term is too narrow
for effective code enforcement.
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