New Campaign Against Backyard Chicken-Keeping

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by valereee, Dec 10, 2009.

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  1. valereee

    valereee Ordinance Wrangler

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  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Oh good lord
     
  3. valereee

    valereee Ordinance Wrangler

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    Yeah, people fighting for chicken-keeping need to know about this. In general, animal rights activists would have been a group that would have been expected to be supportive of humanely-produced eggs. But unfortunately their advocacy of veganism is going to trump that, it looks like.

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  4. trilyn

    trilyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
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    For the love of..........
     
  5. accio! chickens

    accio! chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think there is one thing I agree with..

    Shipping day olds by mail

    I don't agree with this at all.

    Out here if you order from the bigger hatcheries they come by truck on the day of. Other "hatcheries" you pick up. I'm not at all in favour of mail order chicks.
     
  6. KandJsmama

    KandJsmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    In some parts of the country that's the only way we get chicks [​IMG] Even the feed stores here get theirs by mail order. Ours did have grow gel in the box when they came and were very healthy and have been ever since.

    Backyard chickens are not a crime!
     
  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I have 2 "shipped ducklings" in my back yard right now. The are about 6 months old now and the picture of health.
     
  8. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

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    [​IMG] I wish I cared what they thought... lol

    Some people just speak to be heard....
     
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  9. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oregon
    Doesn't say WHO the animal rights advocates are. How can we have a good discussion about alternatives with these people if they are nameless? I am guessing its PETA as they are so fanatical they are borderline ridiculous. I have spent my life helping animals but I do eat meat as we are omnivorous and a not vegetarian mammal. Too much soy can reek havoc on hormones in our bodies which is becoming a big issue in the medical community lately. I will add that PETA has brought some horrific practices to light and therefore educated many about humane care and I am grateful to them for that.

    I also feel that the treatment of baby chicks on the day they hatch is very sad and inhumane. Grinding the males alive and swishing them all around and sent in shipping boxes to all over the country makes me cringe in horror. We can complain and be horrified but we should really be coming up with a solution instead. I am looking locally for our chicks ( get our first chicks this spring--Yeah!) as I don't like this treatment. All successful big businesses have to keep the bottom line healthy to pay the bills and most are unwilling to take the chance of raising their prices to offer better practices for their livestock. So think local, local, local!! [​IMG] Rant over--for now!
     
  10. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Animal rights activists are evil. Especially the one that starts with a 'P'.
     
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