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FL Town To Ban Therapeutic Pet Chickens--need help!

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by Lady Badlands, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. Lady Badlands

    Lady Badlands Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is such a terrible story. The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that the DeBary, FL city council has decided to end a one-year trial program on December 31st, that allowed residents the right to own backyard coops. The request came up when the family of a little 3-year old autistic boy found that their son was being cured by his relationship with the adorable chickens.

    Councilmember Nick Koval "defends his decision to disallow chicken coops. He thinks chickens 'don't belong' in residential homes or communities."

    Perhaps if we get enough people to call or write city council members in DeBary, the decision to deprive this little boy and other townspeople of their right to own backyard chickens will be reversed.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...tic-pet-chickens-town-thinks-dont-belong.html

    Page which lists all four City Councilmembers contact information: http://debary.org/Pages/DeBaryFL_Council/index?Access=1

    Official family petition to council to allow residential chickens:
    https://www.change.org/petitions/debary-fl-city-council-extend-jj-s-backyard-chicken-pilot-program

    Hopefully we can garner thousands of chicken lovers to come to the aid of DeBary and little JJ so he can keep his pets.

    Thanks,
    Lady Badlands
     
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  2. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    I just saw this on The Today Show. With all the media attention they're now getting I hope the town council will overturn their decision. JJ needs his chickens! I will sign the petition.
     
  3. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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  4. buckbye

    buckbye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Added two signatures over here!
     

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