Won’t someone think of the cock?

Although the St. Paul council rejected a looser rule for raising chickens in city, this trend is growing. And with it so are the problems as Nikki Tundel, Minnesota Public Radio reports.

As the number of city dwellers with chickens has risen, so has the number of birds being abused and abandoned. And local animal control departments are finding stray chickens everywhere from neighborhood alleys to downtown parking ramps.

In the midst of this all, one Minneapolis woman has taken on the chickens’ cause. Mary Britton Clouse is the founder of Chicken Run Rescue, a rehabilitation center and foster home for hens and roosters. The long-time animal advocate has found adoptive families for over 600 needy birds.

(h/t @juliaschrenkler)

Sure I love animals, but I’ll admit it. I posted this mostly for the headline.

Go ahead, tell me to grow up.

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2 Comments so far

  1. Ashley (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2009 @ 6:03 pm

    Two stories about ‘cocks’ this week David? Maybe we are pornographic like Wendy said… :)


  2. jacc (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2009 @ 7:11 pm

    @ashley – Jeepers , Am I really getting called out by the NKOTB? I guess it serves me right.

    (weiner)

    heh, I’m 6



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