Opinion

LETTER: City hall 'smug and condescending' on backyard chicken issue

Editor:

(Re: City fly the coop on backyard chickens, Times, June 19, 2014.)

So here we go with our Mayor digging her feet in and deciding she gets to dictate to us where we can get our food supply. What next, no vegetable gardens either?

Maybe we don’t want to be forced to buy eggs from our local farmers. Maybe for some of us, self sufficiency is important.

Properly housed hens do not wander, do not stink, and are quiet as lambs. Anyone with actual backyard chicken experience knows that.

Furthermore I have found the city’s general tone throughout this entire debate to be incredibly smug and condescending.

For some of us, self sufficiency is an important thing to strive for.

It’s funny how the committee was chaired by a well-connected chicken farmer. Protecting your interests much?

Cale Esau

Chilliwack

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