“Urban” town with population of only 3528 rejects chickens
Couple has seven hens on a one acre property in Ontario town of Campbellford
By Mark Hoult, Qmi Agency
July 28, 2011
Councillors Kim McNeil and Eugene Brahaney said they are firmly opposed to allowing farm animals on urban properties.
“What concerns me is, how do we as a municipality police it, what kind of work is it going to put on us in terms of policing,” McNeil said. “In Toronto maybe yes, but here there are farms all around and all kinds of eggs. So I would not support it.”
Brahaney said farming practices have already come under fire from some rural residents.
“Just recently someone complained about a rooster crowing in the countryside. I just can’t support this.”
Mayor Hector Macmillan said the municipality is “just asking for trouble” if it starts bringing agriculture into the urban centres.
“I think it’s just wrong to have animals in the urban centres. What’s next? Where do we draw the line? Cattle, swine, sheep?”