Roosters are a 24-7 nuisance

I read Alan Chartock's July 11 column and wondered where he got the idea that roosters only crowed in the early morning. Full Story
Alice T

Newton Upper Falls, MA

#1 Jul 18, 2009
What about banning all domestic animals from the Berkshires? Then all the Ms Millette's would be undisturbed. Children make noise,too. We'll wait until the animals are gone and then ban children. Trucks make noise,too. We'll ban them later after we figure out how to get food delivered. Why not just ban people. Then there will be no disturbers or disturbees.

“Everything is local”

Since: Apr 08

Great Barrington, MA

#2 Jul 18, 2009
The last I knew the Berkshires were known for both wold and domestic animals. Farms have always been around. When I was a kid we raised chickens, geese, capons, and had Peter the Rooster around to keep them all in line. He should have been a state worker because he wasn't very good at keeping the chickens in line but everyone in the neighborhood liked Peter, and could always seeing him hopping in a tree for the night and crowing at daybreak. It was grreat having him around as well as fresh eggs for breakfast.

Since: May 08

Queensbury, NY

#3 Jul 18, 2009
Honk,honk,dam geese,Caw,caw,dam crows,ban them all!
ed dartford

Longmeadow, MA

#4 Jul 18, 2009
Alan Chartock never bothers to check facts before offering his opinion.

What can I do about the damn owl that hoots all night? And the cayotes who yelp. And the bear who got into my garbage pail again last night. It's enough to make you move back to the city, where the sirens wail 24/7.
Brian in MA - not MN

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Jul 18, 2009
pat the painter wrote:
The last I knew the Berkshires were known for both wold and domestic animals. Farms have always been around. When I was a kid we raised chickens, geese, capons, and had Peter the Rooster around to keep them all in line. He should have been a state worker because he wasn't very good at keeping the chickens in line but everyone in the neighborhood liked Peter, and could always seeing him hopping in a tree for the night and crowing at daybreak. It was grreat having him around as well as fresh eggs for breakfast.
Peter laid eggs? Interesting.

Some people don't understand that you have to have animals so that you can have things like eggs, milk, and honey. I say the lady should just deal with it and get earplugs.

Since: Jun 08

Delmar, NY

#6 Jul 18, 2009
When I was a kid about 4 yrs old I was attacked by a mean old rooster..He knocked me down and was flapping his wings and trying to peck at my eys's. Of course I was screaming bloody murder..My Mother came running with a broom and swatted it away. Then she gave the owners hell for letting the rooster run loose on the street..I never forgot how mean rooster's can be and stay my distance from them to this day...LOL

“Everything is local”

Since: Apr 08

Great Barrington, MA

#7 Jul 18, 2009
Brian in MA - not MN wrote:
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Peter laid eggs? Interesting.
Some people don't understand that you have to have animals so that you can have things like eggs, milk, and honey. I say the lady should just deal with it and get earplugs.
No the hens and geese laid eggs. Goose eggs are the best.
gladius

East Longmeadow, MA

#8 Jul 19, 2009
pat the painter wrote:
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No the hens and geese laid eggs. Goose eggs are the best.
Never had a goose egg (even on an exam) but have enjoyed more than one duck egg. Anyone who hasn't had a FRESH egg is missing out big time.
Human Rights

San Mateo, CA

#9 Feb 21, 2012
Rice and beans anyone
I will always be the first to admit when I have said something wrong so here it is. Last week I wrote about the Humane Society of the United States and called them an animal rights organization. They are not. They are simply human haters. I realize those are strong words but I have a series of strong evidence here to back that up.
Let me introduce you to Jan Hartke, founder and director of the HSUS "global environmental arm," which is a subsidiary Earth Voice International. Hartke has somehow morphed into a climate change expert. It is easy to find him listed as an expert on climate change and he is quickly being placed on executive boards such as "Roots of Peace," where his bio reads like this:
"Mr. Hartke has recently added to his responsibilities by directing the international anti-factory farms campaign. He has received numerous awards for his international work, including awards from the United Nations Environment Programme.
As vice-chairperson of the Clinton Climate Initiative, Hartke is advising city mayors on the issue and co-chaired the 2009 Environmental and Clean Energy Inaugural Ball to welcome in the Obama administration. In addition, he currently serves on President Obama's Enterprise for the America's Board of Directors, which administers the Tropical Forest Conservation Act. He serves on the Board of Directors for the National Council for Science and Environment, which seeks to improve the scientific basis for environmental decision- making. I find that one a little ironic!
Hartke was recently elected President of the Earth Council Alliance. ECA was formed in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro by Maurice Strong, the first Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program."
Maurice Strong was a recent board member of HSUS.
The Earth Charter Initiative sprang from another document introduced at the 1992 Earth Summit. "An Earth Charter USA Network advances the Charter in cooperation with the Secretariat, which is based at The Center for Respect of Life and Environment, an affiliate of The Humane Society of the U.S., in Washington, D.C.," and "All contributions will go towards supporting the Earth Charter Initiative at the University of Peace in Costa Rica."
HSUS and its affiliates issued grants totaling over $450,000 between 1998 and 2004 to its Center and the University for Peace. Bringing us full circle again, Maurice Strong served as the University for Peace's "President and Rector" as early as 1999.
By now I think you can see very clearly that the relationship between HSUS and the UN makes perfect sense, particularly if you think back to what has been coming from the United Nations as it relates to their blatant lies about the consumption of milk, meat and eggs.
Perhaps you remember the following statement from the United Nations in Nov. 2006:
"Which causes more greenhouse gas emissions, rearing cattle or driving cars?
Surprise!
According to a new report published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the livestock sector generates more greenhouse gas emissions as measured in CO2 equivalent --18 percent--than transport. It is also a major source of land and water degradation."
That statement got a tremendous amount of traction until Frank Mitloehner, Ph.D., from the University of California, Davis said, "These statements are not accurate, yet their wide distribution through news media have put us on the wrong path toward solutions."
He looked the model created by the United Nations and clearly demonstrated that their researchers presented false information. Within hours of Mitloehner's announcement, Pierre Gerber, a policy officer with the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization and one of the primary investigators, told the BBC that he accepted Mitloehner's criticism.
"I must say honestly that he has a point--we factored in everything for meat emissions, and we didn't do the same thing with transport."
Human Rights

San Mateo, CA

#10 Feb 21, 2012
and "All contributions will go towards supporting the Earth Charter Initiative at the University of Peace in Costa Rica."
HSUS and its affiliates issued grants totaling over $450,000 between 1998 and 2004 to its Center and the University for Peace. Bringing us full circle again, Maurice Strong served as the University for Peace's "President and Rector" as early as 1999.
By now I think you can see very clearly that the relationship between HSUS and the UN makes perfect sense, particularly if you think back to what has been coming from the United Nations as it relates to their blatant lies about the consumption of milk, meat and eggs.
Perhaps you remember the following statement from the United Nations in Nov. 2006:
"Which causes more greenhouse gas emissions, rearing cattle or driving cars?
Surprise!
According to a new report published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the livestock sector generates more greenhouse gas emissions as measured in CO2 equivalent --18 percent--than transport. It is also a major source of land and water degradation."
That statement got a tremendous amount of traction until Frank Mitloehner, Ph.D., from the University of California, Davis said, "These statements are not accurate, yet their wide distribution through news media have put us on the wrong path toward solutions."
He looked the model created by the United Nations and clearly demonstrated that their researchers presented false information. Within hours of Mitloehner's announcement, Pierre Gerber, a policy officer with the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization and one of the primary investigators, told the BBC that he accepted Mitloehner's criticism.
"I must say honestly that he has a point--we factored in everything for meat emissions, and we didn't do the same thing with transport."
So I clearly see now that we not only have a plethora of individuals stacked all throughout the Obama administration with ties to HSUS but it goes much farther than that. The UN's environmental initiatives, led by Maurice Strong and Jan Hartke, are guiding the ship for HSUS and have been attempting to move people away from the consumption of milk, meat and eggs.
Incidentally, Strong resigned from the UN and moved to China while under scrutiny for a suspicious $1 million payment that appeared to be tied to UN's corrupt "oil for food" program.
Strong now serves as chairman of the China Carbon Corporation and vice-chairman of the Chicago Climate Exchange. He states that his colleague, the president of China Carbon Corporation, "pioneered the development of emissions trading by the United Nations."
So back to my original statement that HSUS is a bunch of "human haters." Think of it this way: If you always target food and energy production in the name of animal welfare or preserving endangered species or protecting the environment, who is it that will suffer if this group wins globally? Yes, it is mankind because HSUS is working to make it harder and more expensive than ever for human beings to be able to secure the essentials of life--food, fiber, fuel and pharmaceuticals.
Or perhaps HSUS is simply in cahoots with the Chinese government to finally cripple the United States at the core and return to their position as the world power! Rice and beans anyone?
Editor's note: Trent Loos is a sixth generation United States farmer, host of the daily radio show, Loos Tales, and founder of Faces of Agriculture, a non-profit organization putting the human element back into the production of food. Get more information at www.FacesOfAg.com , or email Trent at trent@loostales.com.
Human Rights

San Mateo, CA

#11 Feb 21, 2012
TRUE REASON

United States

#12 Feb 21, 2012
Agree. HSUS is a radical leftist org. The cute animals are a front. Give them nothing.
Human Rights

San Mateo, CA

#13 Mar 12, 2012
C:\Users\User\Desktop\PRIMER ON EMINENT DOMAIN RIGHTS - Copy.mht

THREAT TO DOMESTIC & NATIONAL SECURITY

Title 18 U.S.C. section 3592. Mitigating and aggravating factors to be considered in determining whether a sentence of death is justified:“(b) Aggravating factors for espionage and treason. In determining whether a sentence of death is justified for an offense…the court…shall consider each of the following aggravating factors for which notice has been given and determine which, if any, exist:(2) Grave risk to national security – In the commission of the offense the defendant knowingly created a grave risk of danger to the national security.” Our dwindling resource of farmers is being wiped out by vigilantes in government and private sectors committing terrorism, racketeering and theft under color of law. Farmers, by their own hard work, produce something out of nothing to feed our nation. The 3 million farmers left in the United States today are under threat of dwindling down to zero, because Title 18 U.S.C. section 43 Animal enterprise terrorism is adopted and perpetrated by county employees. The County is liable for any of its agents or employees taking “anonymous complaints” and illegally imposing limits or restrictions on livestock and property ownership without just compensation, and who threaten food supplies through “regulation and control of all wealth” with the aid of private vigilantes to enforce a “no ownership” policy upon citizens to the point where they can no longer keep and raise livestock, food or pets. The County would be liable for its agents threatening national security/food supply.

LAW FORBIDS GIVING AID TO ENEMIES OF THE U.S.

Animal terrorism: FBI Report:“The Animal Enterprise Protection Act…codified as Title 18 section 43, makes it a federal offense…to cause physical disruption to the functioning of an animal enterprise resulting in economic damage exceeding $10,000…While the Act characterizes terrorism as physical disruption…(including stealing…or causing the loss of property), the FBI defines terrorism as “the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.” The County would be liable for its agents furthering political or social objectives of “domestic terrorism,”“takings without just compensation,” use of the courts to give “legally void” judgments the appearance of “legally valid” for the purpose of property confiscation; and other crimes described in “racketeering enterprises to steal property,” which is what will happen when the “chicken and livestock police terrorists” are loosed upon the County’s citizens.

Title 18 U.S.C. sec. 2381 Treason:“Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death…” Title 18 U.S.C. section 2383 Rebellion or insurrection:“Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the law thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both, and shall be incapable of holding any office ...” The Humane Society puts in a strong presence at many public hearings. The Board illegally adopts their policy of making laws against property/chicken ownership under the guise of “stamping out cock fighting.” The County is liable for adopting Humane Society objectives, which amount to a covert operation to steal property, livestock, and real estate without just compensation by using criminals in government positions to give it the appearance of a legitimate operation.
Dio

Easthampton, MA

#14 Mar 12, 2012
Someday they will go after the wrong rooster and all hell will break loose.
Can't wait.
Dio

Easthampton, MA

#15 Mar 12, 2012
Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.
Respect them all for in one day the Devil may come.
Show him your legion to the Great Spirit.
Who was first and shall be last.
The purification will come, soon.
Keep your thought and wits clear.
Love your God.
He loves you.
cil

Springfield, MA

#16 Mar 12, 2012
where i come from people held weekend cock fights poor roosters

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