Anti-Poultry Laws - An Ulterior Motive?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by OldGuy43, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Your just paranoid OldGuy43. There's no conflict of intrest there.

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  2. You may be right.

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  3. I have not opinion.

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  1. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do the jurisdictions that outlaw keeping poultry (or other livestock, for that matter) have reasons that have nothing to do with health and welfare in mind?

    Think about it. If you raise your own that means fewer trips to the grocery store, hence less profits and less taxes. Horror of horrors if you should sell your excess produce.

    I'm not a conspiracy guy, but... Think about it. There's a reason that large corporations donate to political campaigns. What do you think?
     
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  2. MaryLang

    MaryLang Out Of The Brooder

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    I AM a conspiracy person :cd
    Life, Liberty, Chickens!!!
     
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  3. chickortreat

    chickortreat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I personally feel that the people responsible for such stupid ordinances probably grew up being picked on as kids. They finally got a job where they get to do the bullying and they go all out for it. Think about it. Chickens. An American standby. Every home used to have them. I figure if these panty-waists had to personally go and physically remove the chickens from the property of private citizens themselves, they'd find something else to amuse themselves. Nothing like getting your butt kicked all over the yard for something you didn't really believe in to start with.
     
  4. The Howards

    The Howards Chillin' With My Peeps

    You could very well be right. Just look at what Monsanto has done to the farmers by not allowing them to grow seeds that can be re-seeded the next season. Instead they have to purchase a whole new batch of seeds to plant. Anyone growing their own food supplies on a large scale is a loss of revenue. Going with that thought anyone who "unplugs from the grid" is a loss of revenue, why do you think the parts are so expensive to go solar or alternate energy. granted having 2 or 4 chickens is in no means going to feed a family for an extended period of time but it is usually just the stepping stone to self reliance. A self reliant, independent, free thinking, (armed: weapons and/or knowledge) large population is harder to control. Just throwing it out there. Guess I am a huge conspiracy theorist.
     
  5. Bisquits

    Bisquits New Egg

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    I don't think it's a conspiracy, I think it's reality. Not only to make us have to buy eggs and meat, but to make us sick from eating diseased, antibiotic, hormone infused birds. I also think it's high time people started waking up and make their voices heard. Enough is enough with 'them'! Everyday I hear about more & more freedoms taken away, people have their gardens ripped out, people being tazed or shot & killed by cops and being told what they can & can not have on their own property (which we really don't own since we can be evicted as soon as your late with the rent via taxes). So, NO, I don't think it's a "conspiracy", maybe years ago people could say it was, but now all one needs to do is open their eyes and they can see in plain sight what is 'really' going on.
    Lets not be ostriches with our heads in the sand! Chickens for Liberty! [​IMG]
     
  6. Joe Jordan

    Joe Jordan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Biosecurity is a valid concern. In town it is nearly impossible to maintain security, and as such,the health of entire populations. Sometimes laws really do protect.
     
  7. The Howards

    The Howards Chillin' With My Peeps

    While i agree with you that it is a valid concern, i just don't completely agree. With that line of thinking any animal in the city could be a bio-security concern....dogs, cats, squirrels, birds... anything is capable of carrying disease. The real problem is that in order to maintain a healthy order of things we must rely on humans to keep up their end of the bargain by keeping their animals healthy and contained in their yards, not running around free.
     
  8. Joe Jordan

    Joe Jordan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We don't eat those animals, or for that matter their offspring, now do we? As such, they are of little threat to us in an urban environment.
     
  9. Joe Jordan

    Joe Jordan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, that looks rude. Sorry about that. Didn't mean for it to come off that way.[​IMG]


    How about this. [​IMG]
     
  10. The Howards

    The Howards Chillin' With My Peeps

    no problem joe, it's all good.[​IMG] I think i was speaking more from a viewpoint of the flock getting sick than the passing it to humans aspect. The city here tries to fit as many houses on a lot as possible so I was thinking of the closeness of the homes. (thank God we are in the county and not town)
    BUT (just to throw it out there cause i am so ornery) it does depend on the culture... some people do eat squirrels, possums, and coons, some Chinese eat cat, some Koreans eat dog (some! i am not saying that everyone in that culture does and i know it is not a huge concern in the US). but disease can be passed from animal to animal by humans. AI is a good example of that. Sick chicken runs from yard to yard poops in neighbors yard. Neighbor walks through it and accidentally introduces it to his/her properly cooped chickens. Now those birds can potentially get sick.
     

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