Do you deserve the right to choose how many pets you own?

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Mesa County has decided that regardless of your circumstances. You are only allowed a total of (5) domestic pets per residence. This is no matter the size of the property you own, the zoning of that property, how many family members you have, where you live. That WE are all only allowed that number per residence. While one can understand limitation of certain things. To limit the number of pets a citizen can own. While on their private property is going too far. There are already rules in place in most rental communities and HOA communities. As well as breed restrictions. But for a county to implement these on private property and to subject each citizen to a one size fits all mentality is going too far. Why should I/You have to ask for permission to own pets.

This is the current code:
CHAPTER 5 | USE REGULATIONS
5-35
Land Development Code (Effective May 2000) Last Revised August 2016
A. Household Pets
Household pets inclusive of, but not limited to, dogs and cats shall be permitted in all zoning districts allowing for residential use, provided that no more than five (5) animals over four (4) months of age are kept by the occupant of any residential unit. Kennels, boarding facilities, and commercial activities are not an allowed accessory use, except as permitted in Section 5.3.6.C, Home
Occupations. This provision does not apply to tropical fish, small rodent animals (e.g., gerbils,
hamsters), and small birds kept as pets, unless raised for commercial purposes, kept outdoors, or kept in an accessory structure.

These are my proposed changes below. This would allow citizens with larger properties to live their life as they choose. 

Properties larger than 4 acres and all properties zoned agricultural, agricultural transition forestry. For dogs/cats kept outdoors, or kept in an accessory structure.  Are exempt from this code and regulation. On residential properties larger than 4 acres and all properties zoned agricultural, agricultural transition forestry Kennels, boarding facilities, and commercial activities are an allowed accessory use, as permitted in Section 5.3.6.C, Home Occupations.

If you support these or any changes to this ordinance. Please voice your opinion, sign this petition and help us change our community for the better. Please include your zip code as proof of residence. So that this will not be ignored by your commissioner. It is our RIGHT to choose our pets on our property. Thanks