Outlaw Chickens Reprieved!

January 15, 2009 at 7:19 pm 2 comments

Here’s to saying “No!” to nosy nanny neighbors — today the Minneapolis StarTribune reported:

The outlaw chickens of Burnsville likely will become legal citizens in short order, thanks to 11-year-old Stefan Remund, who took on City Hall in a battle to keep his small brood.

The City Council agreed during a work session Tuesday to amend an animal ordinance so people may own up to four chickens if their backyard coops meet specifications and other conditions are met. That means Stefan will be able to keep raising his Plymouth Barred Rocks named Sha Kota, Rachel, Tilly and a Buff Orpington called Miss Marilyn Monroe.


A neighbor had complained about the boy’s seven chickens, prompting an animal control officer to visit the Remund home in September. At a council meeting in October, Stefan pleaded with the council and soon became a chicken-owning celebrity.

Wow!  City government taking a common-sense approach to pet animal ownership – how did the folks at Peta miss this?  ( …and how can we keep them out of other animal-related legislation?)

Our thanks to young Stefan and his brother Wesley, who took on City Hall — and won.  Our future seems a little brighter when young activitists fight for common sense instead of political correctness.



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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Caveat  |  January 16, 2009 at 2:01 am

    Kudos to those kids!

    And a pile of chicken manure to the nasty neighbour.

  • 2. petdefense  |  January 17, 2009 at 3:08 am

    Please see petdefense on wordpress re HSUS laws being pushed. Chicago MSN, now Riverside CA MSN, while Los Angeles is sinking further and further under “MSN” mistakes save none.

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