Update: still chicken-less in Salem, OR

Back in July, I posted about a Wall Street Journal article detailing the efforts of citizens in Salem, Oregon to legalize chickenkeeping: https://polloplayer.wordpress.com/?s=salem. I recently received an email from Barbara Palermo, who has led the efforts in Salem and has now created a web site dedicated to help people interested in changing chickenkeeping ordinances in Salem and in other communities.

"Revolutionary" t-shirts and decals are sold on the C.I.T.Y. web site to help support chicken legalization efforts

Barbara’s organization is called C.I.T.Y. (Chickens in the Yard) and her new web site can be found at http://www.chicken-revolution.com/.  I often say that nothing surprises me anymore, but I am truly surprised that the good people of Salem, OR are still not allowed to keep chickens.  In a Wall Street Journal blog follow-up on the ruffled feathers in Salem I found a real head-scratcher: during a city council hearing on the issue last May, one critic suggested that chickenkeeping leads to meth labs:  “First it’s chickens, then methamphetamine labs, and other illegal drugs”


If you think I’m making this up, you can see for yourself at http://blogs.wsj.com/developments/2009/09/11/coop-chaos-first-its-chickens-then-meth-labs/ The blog post title is “Coop Chaos: First It’s Chickens, Then Meth Labs”

Who knew that the CE and I are one step away from a life of drugs and ruin, all because of a few hens…

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Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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One Response to Update: still chicken-less in Salem, OR

  1. Katherine Gunther says:

    Sounds like a different sort of Salem witch-hunt. And apparently they’ve confused the expression into “Witch came first. The chicken or the egg.” (Apparently making meth smells like rotten eggs. Who knew? Isn’t the internet wonderful. But they sound very confused up there. You know what else is confusing? This comment I’m leaving… it made sense in my mind.)

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