Humans against the reintroduction of laying hens in Montreal
"On July 14th 1966, the executive council of the city of Montreal, presided by mayor Jean Drapeau, decided to forbid the butchering, slaughtering, breeding, fattening, raising and the selling of poultry and game on its territory. After a meeting of the municipal council, this decision became law on October 5th of the same year, on the eve of the World Fair of 1967, and would forever alter Quebec's food and cultural practices. Five years later, we would also forbid the practice in the city's public markets.", according to mapouleamontreal dot com.
Considering that CRAPAUD (Research Collective in Sustainable Landscaping and Urban Agriculture of the University of Québec at Montreal) desires a public consultation concerning the law adopted in 1966;
Considering that the reintroduction of laying hens in Montreal could lead to situations of abuse and neglect;
Considering that there is not enough space in the city to offer acceptable living conditions for hens;
Considering that it would be difficult to enforce any modification of the actual by-law.
Because we are satisfied with the current by-law that forbids the butchering, slaughtering, breeding, fattening, raising and selling of poultry and game on the territory of the City of Montreal.
We wish to state our opinion against the reintroduction of laying hens in the city.
Montreal Vegetarian Association
Farm aninal sanctuaries
Other organisations in favor of this petition
Web site for the return of laying hens in Montreal http://www.mapouleamontreal.com/