TYNDALL, S.D. (AP) — Opponents of large animal feeding operations in Bon Homme County have submitted petitions seeking a moratorium on further permits.

Opponents want the county zoning board to review ordinances and consider more restrictions for feedlots to safeguard the health and property of others, and also the environment.

The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan reports that the county has approved four permits this year for feedlot operations, including three 2,400-head hog operations. That has led to complaints, though some people at a public hearing Monday also spoke in favor of the operations, citing their impact on the economy.

County zoning officials didn't act Monday on the moratorium request but promised more discussion on the matter.

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