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.
The City of Toronto allows dogs that bite and make noise in neighbourhoods, cats that over-breed and have run of the streets yet we are not allowed to have chickens that stay on the property and produce eggs and recycle leftovers. They do not bite, they are not disruptive and they do not leave feces on other people's property.
Please allow chickens in Toronto.
Everyone should be able to raise chicken in their backyard as it is very good for the environment.
Giuseppe Mazzuca, Toronto, Canada4 days ago
Marco , Toronto, Canada2 weeks ago
M , Canada2 weeks ago
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