PLAQUEMINE - The Iberville Parish Council voted Tuesday night to require all livestock owners to maintain a fence for their animals.
The council and residents had a concern livestock was being left unattended for too long and able to roam free on roads and private property.
"Horses, you know, just staked out, tied with ropes," said one resident. "I don't know how often whoever owns them checks them and gives them water."
The sheriff's office reported deputies see horses tied up or on the loose in the northern part of the parish.
Councilman Terry Bradford said if a horse or livestock is seen tied up or roaming outside a fence, the owner could face a fine and the animal could be confiscated by animal control.
It was not immediately released when the law goes on the books.