Stink raised over horse manure on LaGrange County's roads

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By: Associated Press

LAGRANGE, Ind. (AP) — A push aimed at eliminating horse manure in parking lots and roadways is facing opposition from Amish residents of a northeastern Indiana county.

LaGrange County resident Chad Fry says he has gained more than 1,600 signatures on a petition asking officials to require manure bags on horses, saying the waste causes traffic hazards and health concerns.

The Goshen News and The (Kendallville) News Sun report the Shipshewana and Topeka town councils have each approved resolutions supporting a county-wide requirement.

Amish Bishop Atlee Miller of Topeka says many worry the bags could bounce against the horses like a whip and make them uncontrollable. Miller says he’s willing to work with a committee of Amish and non-Amish residents on the matter.