support backyard chickens in urban centres and save farming as we know it

support backyard chickens in urban centres and save farming as we know it

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Timberwind Farm started this petition to Mayor's Office, City of Toronto (Mayor of Toronto) and

an animal rights group by the name of End speciesism now www.end-of-speciesism.org has been targeting small farms, abattoirs, and backyard chicken/small animal rental companies who are small farms. we as pro farming pro agriculture communities need to stand up for the rights of people who choose to keep livestock for personal consumption/sustainability or as a business supplying local communities. Backyard chicken/rabbit/duck rentals have been growing in Ontario over that last number of years and cities such as Toronto, Orangeville, Clearview, and others have adopted the practice or implemented pilot projects allowing backyard chickens. This past year has been a busy year for those offering rental packages and the feedback from customers has been nothing but positive, not only for the fact that the chickens give fresh eggs daily but also the positive effect on their mental health especially during lockdown. A bonus to being able to rent is not having to worry about caring for these chickens over the winter and no commitment other than the rental term. Chickens are quiet, self sufficient and fun to have. 

Stop these groups from destroying a lifestyle which every person has the right to enjoy, allow backyard chickens protect farmers and their livelihoods. We also ask that protesting at or around farms be illegal as this can be very stressful to livestock and create a great deal of anxiety and mental stress to farmers who already live a stressful life. 

 

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