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American Fork Considering a Ban on Hybrid Wolves

American Fork Considering a Ban on Hybrid Wolves

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Randall Jeppesen, KSL Newsradio An American Fork man is worried his family is going to be torn apart as the city looks at banning hybrid wolves. Troy Bently spent 10 years studying wolves, even training a hybrid wolf, which is part wolf and part dog, before getting two hybrid wolves of his own.

He says since birth his animals have been out in the public around people and don't see people as a threat. "Since the time they were six weeks old I started thinking about the public, so they don't ever see people as a threat," Bently told KSL Newsradio.

If the city does enact a ban, Bentley says he would have to put his animals down because he can't afford to move. The city council is discussing an ordinance that could ban hybrid wolves. "If they choose to go that route I have no other choice than to destroy my kids."

Bently says it's the city's job to protect residents, but he says it should put restrictions on who can properly care for certain animals, not just ban them.

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