Iraq vet cited for owning 14 therapeutic pet ducks - Yahoo News: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ohio (AP) — An Army veteran who hurt his back during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic.
Darin Welker said officials in the village of West Lafayette told him to get rid of the ducks in May and cited him for a minor misdemeanor on June 23 for failing to comply. Walker is scheduled to appear in Coshocton Municipal Court for a hearing Wednesday and could face a $150 fine.
Welker, 36, says the ducks help him with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder and keep him more active.
West Lafayette, about 80 miles east of Columbus, banned residents from keeping fowl and other farm animals in 2010.
It's only a matter of time before the quackdown on therapy ducks comes to Privatopia.