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Sauk County Committee Approves Spring Green Dog Breeding Facility

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A Sauk County committee unanimously approved a conditional use permit for a dog breeding facility in Spring Green after several hours of debate Tuesday.

The facility, which is owned by Dr Jill and Clinton Kane, is said to breed and sell beagles to be used for medical testing.

Many have attended meetings in the village of Spring Green, speaking out against the facility, citing noise and ethical concerns.

The Spring Green Town board of directors initially recommended approving the permit, but rescinded its approval for the kennel at a board meeting earlier this month.

The Sauk County Lands and Resources Environment Committee recommended the conditional use permit Tuesday afternoon.

The Sauk County Board of Adjustment will meet Thursday to vote on a vegetated buffer zone for the dog breeding facility.

PETA released a statement regarding today’s vote. Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo said, in part, “county officials squandered an opportunity to take a stand against the extreme cruelty of the beagle plant plan and instead chose to sentence thousands of dogs to a life of terror and pain”.

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