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Burton Hoey vs. Everyone



But for Burton Hoey, Jenny's proprietor, it's just another dark day.

"We're down 70 percent from last year," says the market's gruff and grizzled sixty-seven-year-old owner. "Mostly it's the weather--it's rained so much since August--but it's also the township and the bad press and this animal thing."

The township is Webster, which has sued Jenny's three times, most recently in October over its straw maze. The animal thing is the Humane Society of Huron Valley, which, after fielding complaints about Jenny's for years, seized two horses, four donkeys, and two goats in October. And in Hoey's opinion, the bad press is virtually all the coverage he's ever gotten.

Hoey says he doesn't know why the Humane Society took only some of his animals. "They're all in the same pens eating the same food. If they took any, they should have took them all, right?" He admits that "the ones they took had issues," but asserts "we were taking care of them."

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