Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sanford, NC prohibits city chickens

I was sorry to see that the Sanford, North Carolina city council refused to lift its ban on poultry, requiring a local woman to give up the chickens she has kept there for several years

Alex Reid moved her chickens under threat of daily fines being assessed against her, but will continue working to get the ordinance changed. Over the years they have had the 14 birds, her son and daughter have won ribbons at county and state fairs.

She has persuaded one council member that the issue should at least be discussed. She is organizing a demonstration, a letter-writing campaign and has conducted an on-line poll. Ms. Reid sounds like an able advocate for this cause. She has a good chance of changing this law and making the city more responsive to its citizens. Thanks for your work!

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