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Albany Not Allowing Chickens In City Limits

A while back, I did a blog about some people that live in Albany, and they were raising chickens in their backyard on Grand Street.

No Chickens In Albany
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That was until the city came in and took their chickens away and closed the coups. Lawmakers and the common council did vote to allow people to make it legal for backyard bird-keeping, with a permit and very strong regulations. It was just a matter of time to make it official, by approval of Mayor Jennings.

That time as come, but the chickens must go. Albany’s Mayor has officially vetoed the amendment. From a story on WNYT, there has been an ordinance that bans farm animals, in Albany. It’s been in effect for the past 9 years.

The people that wanted it passed considered it as a move toward food security, sustainability and a stronger community. Do you think they should have allowed the chickens in the city?

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