Coun. Heather Deal trots out the talking points on why we need chickens
GlobalTV's Linda Aylesworth reported on the "great chicken debate" that is quickly making Vancouver a punchline for stand-up routines. She gets two talking heads in her piece – a politician who rattles off buzz phrases like hundred mile diet & food security, and a plain-speaking animal lover. Somehow, Coun. Heather Deal doesn't stand a chance against a straight shooter like Jim Petersen of Maplewood Farm.
As Petersen states in the story, "unless I had a working farm, I wouldn't have [chickens] in the city, personally."
How about that? Jim used the "C" word, as in city, as in that's where we live. Not the other C word – country – which is where Vision Vancouver want us all to move as part of their plans for systemic social change.
Council will vote to approve the city's chicken policy, along with its plan for a $20,000 shelter for homeless fowl, this Thursday.