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The next Secretary of Agriculture should support backyard chickens!

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by joshplus10, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. joshplus10

    joshplus10 In the Brooder

    Thought you'd want to know about an opportunity to join others in urging President-elect Obama to nominate an agriculture secretary committed to reform. I've signed it, and if you share the goals the letter outlines, I hope you will too. Thanks for considering it.
    Best regards,

    The letter is at: http://www.fooddemocracynow.org/

    is of the essence…

    Within the next few days President-Elect Obama will be naming one of the most important posts in his cabinet — our next Secretary of Agriculture. For those of us who care about the environment, sustainability, healthy food, animal welfare and creating local food systems, NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT.

    A groundswell of grassroots support is needed to encourage President-Elect Obama to nominate a Secretary who will bring sustainable change to the United States Department of Agriculture.

    Also of interest: http://fooddeclaration.org/

  2. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
  3. Chicken Boo

    Chicken Boo Songster

    Jul 16, 2008
    Glenn Dale, MD
    Signed with support for small livestock in the backyard.
  4. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Songster

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    I'm sorry, but I didn't see anything in the letter that said anything about chickens!!!

    Lots of words, but we need to get MUCH MORE specific if we want any real action.
  5. mamaKate

    mamaKate Songster

    Sep 9, 2008
    SE MO
    Sorry, can't sign. It says,"We supported you," and I didn't.

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