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Toronto Chickens

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To Toronto City Council: Chickens have existed in cities since the dawn of time, and they still exist all over the world. Benefits to raising hens in the City of Toronto include: 1. Fresh, healthy, delicious eggs, free of pesticides and antibiotics. 2. Chickens eat table scrapes, reducing municipal solid waste. 3. Chickens produce a rich fertilizer by-product, high in nitrogen, eliminating the need for petrochemical fertilizers. 4. Educational - teaches children where our food comes from and demonstrates responsible pet ownership. 5. Great pets - Chickens are people-friendly. Their behaviour is interesting and entertaining. 6. Chickens eat bugs, reducing our backyard pest population. We, the undersigned, citizens of the City of Toronto, urge Toronto City Council, to update the Toronto Municipal Code in order to permit the responsible keeping of backyard chickens.

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  • Snehan Gorain
    Snehan Gorain Canada, Toronto
    Jul 22, 2016
    Jul 22, 2016
    There is no sufficient reasoning behind prohibiting Torontonians from keeping chickens. Backyard chickens are a sustainable, traditional, and healthy source of food.
  • Denis
    Denis Canada, Concord
    Jul 22, 2016
    Jul 22, 2016
    Allowing people to raise backyard chickens improves the quality of the food supply, provides a connection to food. the eggs sourced are far healthier. Worldwide this is recognized by many governments. My space sadly is probably too small but it should be an option for people who have space. Noise, smell etc can all be handled though existing regulation without banning a great source of food and education for kids
  • Isaac
    Isaac Canada, Kitchener
    Jul 20, 2016
    Jul 20, 2016
    Make chickens legal!!!
  • Danny Phung
    Danny Phung Canada, Waterloo
    Jul 19, 2016
    Jul 19, 2016
    Less than 5 chickens per house.
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