News filming my yard from a helicopter!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Hollywood Chickens, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    When I saw the news helicopter over my yard, I thought "I am paranoid, they are not filming my yard", but they were!! I feel violated that they took pictures of my messy yard without permission!!

    Here is the link to the news story.
  2. Firearia

    Firearia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Don't worry, I'm on your side! That statement about the person saying that poultry is not part of 'our' culture was, sorry to say very stupid.
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2010
  3. Quailbuddy

    Quailbuddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2010
    Sonoma County CA
    If there legal then there legal and you shouldnt have to pay a dime! [​IMG]
    Im on your side too ! [​IMG]
  4. jenni2142

    jenni2142 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2008
    South Carolina
    Definition of pet - any domesticated or tamed animal that is kept as a companion and cared for affectionately.
    Definition of chicken - a domestic fowl.
    Definition of domestic ( for really dense people) - tame; domesticated.
    The world would be a nicer place if everyone opened their minds a little and stopped trying to outdo the neighbors. Good luck standing up for your rights. Aren't you proud to see your tax dollars hard at work?
  5. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Thank you so much! you don't know how much this means to me!

    It is ruining my mother, she is crying from all of the stress and my mother never cries.

    I am so upset that they took pictures at 8:00 am, 30 minutes earlier I had been outside milking the goat in my night clothes!!!

    Right after they interviewed the city, code enforcement came to my neighbors to look over the fence, so my mother started trimming the hedge with a chainsaw!
  6. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2010
    Western Washington
    Wow... I would think that would be somewhere in the law books as invasion of privacy or something. It's not like they were taping a business or a car chase, it was your home.

    Just talked to my hubby; he's a Criminal Justice major. There are no Federal laws or Constitutional Rights blocking them from videoing your yard (inside your home is a no-go, but your yard is open for whatever). And, to directly quote: "It isn't right, but it's legal." However, he did say there may be local laws that could apply (city, state or even county).

    Good Luck; hope you get this sorted out.
  7. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    What idiots...sorry you have to deal with this...ppl need to worry about the real issues and get over it.
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Wow... i'm so sorry! I'd be making up some not nice, HUGE signs to put on my roof ...
    I'd really give them something good to look at! Muhahahhaha

    I wouldnt back down either...
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Oh my gosh!!! Hollywood and the news is just taking this to darn far!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Go report some real news! Haven't people anything better to do with their lives? I mean really! I'm with you on that one. I've been to your house before, and it looks fine, love the landscaping. Here in Pompano Beach, they put a sign in your yard commending you on a job well done! But our laws are the same, I just stay under the radar, if you know what I mean. Praying that animal control doesn't come back over here! Keep us posted!
  10. Jiff

    Jiff Out Of The Brooder

    May 19, 2009
    Bennett, NC
    I'm so sorry that this is happening to you, it is really unbelievable. I wish you the best of luck in keeping your babies!

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