Thursday, May 27, 2010

Says Ypsilanti must be pigless

This story was published by The Daily Ypsilanti Press on Thursday, May 27, 1920.

Ypsilanti’s sanitary inspector says he is going to make Ypsilanti pigless. While nearly all the pigpens are in the First Ward some other localities are not pigless. But no matter where the pigpens are, they must “go.”

For that is the state law.

The last few days a very perceptible odor has been going out from some of these pens. Occasionally a pen is in a fair condition of cleanliness—for pigs, given a chance, will keep fairly decently clean. But as a rule the pens are kept in reckless disregard of all the rules of sanitation.

While no positive date has as yet been set when all lives pigs must be placed outside of the city limits it is certain that the date is not far away.

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