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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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  • Elena Herrera
    Elena Herrera Canada, Markham
    Jul 01, 2016
    Jul 01, 2016
    I need a chicken for health reasons. I use to live in a country where you can keep chickens anywhere and I use to always have one. When I move to Canada I did not know that was illegal to keep them in Toronto. I suffer from depression and anxiety and my chicken pets always help me through it.
  • David
    David Canada, Toronto
    Jun 29, 2016
    Jun 29, 2016
    I have plenty of room/lawn to have 3/5 hens. And they eat grubs and tics!
  • Melinda Cassar
    Melinda Cassar Canada, Scarborough
    Jun 25, 2016
    Jun 25, 2016
    We should be allowed to have and raise chickens in our back yards
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jun 22, 2016
    Jun 22, 2016
    I grew up on a farm with chickens in Alberta. I fully endorse back yard coops, however I also fully endorse a cap on number of chickens and a regulating body to police the proper treatment, care and health of the animals. I believe in a license and tax for the privilege of having them. I do not endorse the raising of chickens for slaughter/ religious sacrifice, only for egg laying and as pets.
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