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Support Local Food - Let Haligonians Raise Hens

118 Signatures Goal: 1,000

WHEREAS urban farming and the food that it produces benefits the people, culture, and environment of HRM,
AND citizens are already responsibly keeping hens and facing unnecessary fines for doing so,
AND the responsible keeping of hens in urban settings has been successfully demonstrated in municipalities around the world,
WE THE UNDERSIGNED ask the council and mayor of HRM
TO COMMIT to ensuring citizens the right to keep hens in HRM.

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We stand together in support of a self-sufficient Halifax and Nova Scotia, and acknowledge that the keeping of hens in urban areas is an important element of our shared food security and good quality of life. We therefore support political and community measures that further local food production and the keeping of hens. We urge our neighbors, friends, leaders, and elected representatives at all levels to join us in working toward a future where individuals and communities are free to produce their own food for the betterment of us all.

Did you know...

-That without a rooster, chickens are quiet, safe, and friendly pets?
-That hens can be kept with no "fowl" smell for neighbors?
-That local farming keeps our wealth in Nova Scotia and cuts our carbon footprint?
-That hens and gardening go hand-in-hand? That's right!
-Hens eat food scraps, what would otherwise be composted...
-Turning our waste into excellent fertilizer for gardening!
-They also "scratch" through soil, tilling and fertilizing it.
-That for all these reasons and more, we need your help in advocating for changes in municipal rules to allow for more urban agriculture? We do!

What can you do to help?

Please "like" our Facebook page, sign the petition, call and email your councillor (information here), and share our page with your friends. Together we can make a difference!

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  • Agnes Laan
    Agnes Laan Canada, Halifax
    May 24, 2016
    May 24, 2016
    I was a resident of gebhardt st in fairview and now live in boutiliers point. While I now enjoy the freedom of having my own flock due to MMU1 zoning, I have also seen and learned how a small flock can be extremely beneficial to the urban dweller! Please allow "wannabe backyarders" to keep a few hens! It helps not only them and their children (if they have them) but their communities and neighbours as well! (Bug control - darn those black flies and skeeters!)
  • David Wimberly
    David Wimberly Canada, Halifax
    Jun 08, 2014
    Jun 08, 2014
    The right to feed ourselves is ancient and very healthy for people and the planet. It also makes for more vibrant and resilient communities.
  • Lorey Brown
    Lorey Brown Canada, Halifax
    Apr 18, 2014
    Apr 18, 2014
    I would love to raise chickens in my yard, it would give people some knowledge of having a small part in knowing what they are putting in their bodies. they would probably do less harm then the cats pooping in my yard.
  • Don Cull
    Don Cull Canada, Halifax
    Mar 30, 2014
    Mar 30, 2014
    Read Joel Salatins 'Folk's This Aint Right' and if you still think every household should not have backyard chickens, you must own shares in Monsanto.
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    Rebecca Babcock Canada
    2 months ago
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    Agnes Laan Canada
    2 months ago
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    Yuko Imai Canada
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    greg poole Canada
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    Serena Whitty
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    David Wimberly Canada
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    Gwen Armshaw
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    Lorey Brown
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    Don Cull
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    Julie Delnegro
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    Gwen Davies
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