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Winnipeg for Urban Chickens

919 Signatures Goal: 1,000

Due to this petition not recording enough data, we've made another petition here:

https://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/winnipeg-city-council-change-the-winnipeg-exotic-pet-by-law-to-allow-hens-in-winnipeg?share_id=TmmLPKFqjt&utm_campaign=mailto_link&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition

If you could head on over there and sign that petition instead, we'd REALLY appreciate it!

We, residents of Winnipeg, would like you to change the City by-law to allow residents to keep a limited number of hens (no roosters) in their backyards within City limits. Keeping hens would enable residents to provide a nutritious, delicious, safe, and environmentally friendly eggs for their families, while at the same time teaching our children where food comes from, and what it is worth. Dr. David Waltner-Toews, veterinarian, epidemiologist, and professor at the University of Guelph, has written that he knows of “no evidence linking human illness with keeping small urban flocks.” Further, he believes that “if we do not make room for these urban entrepreneurs, we risk losing a set of very important food-rearing skills that will enable us to better navigate the economic, climatic and environmental instability our society will face in the coming decades.” Backyard hens have always been allowed in many major US cities, including New York. Canadian cities such as Vancouver are now catching up. Please let us, the residents of Winnipeg, join millions of other city dwellers in North America who are allowed to provide eggs for our families by keeping a few hens in the backyard.

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  • Ethan
    Ethan Canada, Winnipeg
    Jun 28, 2016
    Jun 28, 2016
    I believe in urban chickens
  • S Stoski
    S Stoski Canada, Winnipeg
    Jun 23, 2016
    Jun 23, 2016
    This is a great idea.
  • Leah Heinrichs
    Leah Heinrichs Canada, Winnipeg
    Jun 13, 2016
    Jun 13, 2016
    These can be very useful and clean to have if cared for well. I am on favor and also experienced with farming.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Apr 04, 2014
    Apr 04, 2014
    I had NO idea where eggs came from until I was 10 years old. I thought that if I rapped an egg we bought at the store in a blanket then it would hatch into an egg. Well thats not how it works and the next generation need to know this stuff! HENS IN WINNIPEG! HENS IN WINNIPEG!
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