Canadian Right to Food Trial


Piggybacking on my 1/26/2012 post, there is a legal argument over the right to local food in Calgary, which was sparked by backyard hens. Chickens are no longer a pivot point in the argument; it has now encompassed larger issues that involve municipalities determining what their residents consume. Read more here. 

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Kathy Dawson on March 12, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    I live in Redcliff Alberta, a small prairie town, just on the outskirts of Medicine Hat Alberta. When I contacted the town office to see what their bylaw was about urban chickens, I was reassured that chickens are not allowed! How nice. But you can keep as many guinea pigs or rabbits as you want because they are “pets”. I’m watching this issue closely as I would like to keep chickens again. ( I lived on acreages for many years, only moving to town in 2005.) I will be one of the first here to start to lobby to have my own chickens again if this legal argument holds up.

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  2. Posted by Terra on April 16, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    I also vote to allow chicken keeping in redcliff and Medicine Hat, AB.. I’ve contacted the local municipality in Medicine Hat about steps to change this bylaw and was met with alittle resistance. I have no idea how one could proceed but would be appreciative if anyone has some advice!

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