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Allow Laying Hens in the City of Edmonton

1,350 Signatures Goal: 1,000

I am adding my name to the growing numbers of citizens asking for ‘Animal Licensing and Control Bylaw 13145’ to be amended toallow laying hens within the City of Edmonton.

Chickens have lived symbiotically with humans for thousands of years for a large variety of sensible reasons. As pets, they are friendly and social. Hens are quieter than, and pose no risk of aggressive violence like dogs. They’re more easily contained than an outdoor cat. By virtue of their small size, hens are better suited to the small spaces offered by the urban environment than many pets currently allowed by the bylaw.
Unlike other pets, hens provide the following benefits to their owners and community:

high quality local food [eggs]chemical-free insect control in gardensreduced haulage of city waste by consuming household kitchen wasterich soil amendment from composted manureincreased connection to one’s food sourceincreased local food security
In keeping with Edmonton’s progressive nature, I ask that council follow the lead of many cities who have already led the way [Vancouver, Victoria, Guelph, Portland, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, etc], and allow hens within the City of Edmonton.

Sponsor

http://www.rivercitychickens.org/

Links

http://www.rivercitychickens.org/
  • HAI
    HAI Canada, Ottawa
    Mar 26, 2015
    Mar 26, 2015
    love and support the to have chickens in my back yard
  • Jen Caron
    Jen Caron Canada, Edmonton
    Mar 24, 2015
    Mar 24, 2015
    YAY!
  • alex chee
    alex chee Canada, Edmonton
    Mar 17, 2015
    Mar 17, 2015
    Way to go!!!
  • Heather Proctor
    Heather Proctor Canada, Edmonton
    Mar 09, 2015
    Mar 09, 2015
    I'm very hopeful that Edmonton City Council will allow us to keep backyard hens. After all, one can have hens in Montreal, Kingston, Guelph, Victoria and other Canadian cities.
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