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No more dogs at the Market

Urbana’s Market at the Square will no longer allow pets at the farmers market.

The number of observed negative interactions between animals and other animals as well as animal and humans has also increased. A negative interaction can include growling, barking, snapping, or being on the receiving end of other unwanted attention.

Here’s the official announcement.

Be sure to tune in to Smile Politely Radio this Friday at 5:30 p.m. on WEFT (90.1 FM), when we’ll grill (interview) Market Director Lisa Bralts about this controversial decision. If we somehow have time left, we’ll also talk about other market-related issues.

Based on the online discussion I’ve seen so far at other sites, I’m sure that the comments on this topic will be reasoned, well-thought out and not-at-all divisive.

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