Philadelphians For Egg Farming
Egg Farming has vastly grown in popularity throughout national metro areas such as Brooklyn and even Los Angeles. Supporting groups can be found in most cities not only encouraging egg farming but providing all the necessary resources for one to get started. Although surrounding areas in Philadelphia are allowed this privileged and thus have the support of advocates and organizations, the metro area of Philadelphia has still not been able to break the yolk, so to speak. Our goal is to repeal the current law within Philadelphia that restricts the keeping, raising, and habitation of chickens in the Philadelphia metro area. By allowing residents to raise and keep chickens in the privacy of their backyard encourages sustainability in a weakening economy; self-reliance that you and your family are able to provide food by the enrichments of your own hands; the peace of mind of knowing were your food is coming from. Specifically, we would like to amend the law to allow for up to 4 egg laying hens in each residential household with proper waste disposal and sanitation facilities in accordance with the city’s guidelines. In addition, the right to harvest and consume the resources provided by the keeping and raising of chickens. By supporting the enactment of these changes, we the citizens of Philadelphia, stand behind the opportunity to keep and maintain egg-laying hens in the spirit of an all natural, resource conscious lifestyle. By signing this petition you are endorsing the right to know where your food comes from, support local farming, as well as encourage the growth of urban farming.