Florida town strips individuals, autistic boy of right to keep backyard chickens
In a move its own mayor called a suppression of individual rights , a Volusia County town voted last week to end a pilot program that allowed residents to raise chickens in backyard coops, forcing a couple to choose between obeying the town and keeping animals they say have helped an autistic son.
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#1 Dec 9, 2013
There are exceptions to the rules....Make a common sense decision for a change!
#2 Dec 9, 2013
It is shocking to me that a city council would not want to see the success and growth of an autistic child. Have any of the neighbors complained? Have their been an issues with this boy keeping the chickens? It looked like to me that they had adequate cages set up and a large enough yard for the chickens. This is just another way a government group is suppressing the rights of individuals. If I lived in Debary, I would vote this entire council out of office, the first chance that I got. I fully support this family to do whatever is necessary to help their child overcome his disability! The council member that said this is "not about J.J., it's about chickens" is ridiculously mistaken! It's all about J.J. and his wellbeing. Set up guidelines for housing the chickens, limit the quantity, etc. but this council should allow the chickens.
#3 Dec 9, 2013
The council should change the laws for the well being of J.J. It is only a few chickens.
#4 Dec 9, 2013
The council should make an exception for J.J and other children like him.
#5 Dec 9, 2013
This is totally absurd!! Hometown atmosphere? Certainly not in DeBary, Fl! The council member who said, "This is not about J.J." needs to remove his brain and clear the lint from it. It is ALL about J.J. and his wellbeing. The citizens of DeBary need to protest their council's attitude. And they need to praise their mayor for taking a stand for this family, and particularly for this little boy who NEEDS his pets for his therapy.
#6 Dec 10, 2013
The City councilmember is named Koval and he was OUSTED in a recent election.
Look at the city council meeting located on film at DebaryPOP.com .
Debary is not a very nice town at all....we have a city council full of donkeys
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