Residents want Long Beach to allow li...

Residents want Long Beach to allow livestock

There are 10 comments on the Press-Telegram story from Jun 18, 2012, titled Residents want Long Beach to allow livestock. In it, Press-Telegram reports that:

If urban farm advocates have their way, several meetings last week could lead to a "coop d'etat" in the city's ordinances regarding chickens and other livestock.

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Dan Salazar

Long Beach, CA

#1 Jun 19, 2012
The whole filthy foreign peasant infested Slum vibe that seems to be the goal of LB City Hall would be enhanced by farm animals in the City. The sounds and smells would be awesome.
Ronald

Bellflower, CA

#2 Jun 19, 2012
Why not? My narrow minded prudish friends often chide me for supporting the right of our fellow Long Beachers to house our friends - the farm animals - in residential neighborhoods. I always remind them that the city spends hard earned taxpayer money so the politicians and their high paid staff can ensure the RIGHT of voting dog owners to have their canine companions accompany them into Council controlled NO DECENT TOBACCO SMOKERS ALLOWED! dining areas of local restaurants.

As Long Beach becomes more and more diverse, it is likely there will be an influx of decent voodoo practitioners who seek only the right to celebrate their faith just like any other Long Beacher.

Why chance the need to spend even more hard earned taxpayer money going into Government court in what would only amount to a failed effort to deny our voodoo practicing fellow citizens the equal right to celebrate their religious beliefs?

Oh, What a city!

Source: http://tinyurl.com/6utk4ps

Ronald
INSANITY

United States

#3 Jun 19, 2012
More shittious reporting by Greg Mellon, as he doesn't clearly identify the groups of "urban farmers" that are trying to turn people's backyards into barnyards.
I would suspect, since this is a sanctuary city, that there may be more than a few hispanics involved with encouraging Long Beach to be a little more like Tijuana.
I particularly liked the "they're my little garbage disposals" line. I'm sure animal advocates for the quality of life of chickens might disagree, which opens another "can of worms" which is where do we find the money to administrate animal abuse charges, as well as problems with the disposal of chicken and goat waste that can pile up if some urban animal enthusiast is also "nuts."
If I get violently ill, and the illness is tied to bacteria commonly found in goat waste, and my neighbor has goats that are less than cared for, or their waste improperly administrated, whom do I get to sue? The goat owner? The city, for not keeping up with the goat owner? Both?
We really have the money in city coffers to set aside to administrate amateur goat and chicken enthusiasts and their animals? If a group of goats are found to be abused, are we going to keep them at the dog pound, or just shoot them in the head onsite?
Chickens need proper care also. What do we do with coops full of abused chickens?
We have the MONEY for all this nonsense? Just to appease a few immigrants, some perhaps illegal, who aren't making ends meet in Long Beach?
Morris the Cat

Long Beach, CA

#4 Jun 19, 2012
INSANITY wrote:
More shittious reporting by Greg Mellon, as he doesn't clearly identify the groups of "urban farmers" that are trying to turn people's backyards into barnyards.
I would suspect, since this is a sanctuary city, that there may be more than a few hispanics involved with encouraging Long Beach to be a little more like Tijuana.
I particularly liked the "they're my little garbage disposals" line. I'm sure animal advocates for the quality of life of chickens might disagree, which opens another "can of worms" which is where do we find the money to administrate animal abuse charges, as well as problems with the disposal of chicken and goat waste that can pile up if some urban animal enthusiast is also "nuts."
If I get violently ill, and the illness is tied to bacteria commonly found in goat waste, and my neighbor has goats that are less than cared for, or their waste improperly administrated, whom do I get to sue? The goat owner? The city, for not keeping up with the goat owner? Both?
We really have the money in city coffers to set aside to administrate amateur goat and chicken enthusiasts and their animals? If a group of goats are found to be abused, are we going to keep them at the dog pound, or just shoot them in the head onsite?
Chickens need proper care also. What do we do with coops full of abused chickens?
We have the MONEY for all this nonsense? Just to appease a few immigrants, some perhaps illegal, who aren't making ends meet in Long Beach?
Start at 1:45. thx.
The Swami

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Jun 20, 2012
One more step toward making Long Beach a true Third World he**hole.
Bloody Sambo

United States

#6 Jun 20, 2012
Religious Haitian immigrants will be ecstatic to learn they can keep goats. Other religions will be thrilled with the chicken idea. Animal sacrifices are a huge staple in some religious immigrant communities, and getting a goat is now a big hassle for them.
Sue

Monterey Park, CA

#8 Jun 24, 2012
I vote for letting people keep bees. After 10 or 20 attacks, it might be a way that will encourage illegals to leave the city, and if some of the illegals complain, we can just say, "we can't help it if the bees don't like someone. If you don't like it, move to Walnut."
Rev Bongo

Monterey Park, CA

#9 Jun 24, 2012
The Swami wrote:
One more step toward making Long Beach a true Third World he**hole.
You should see what Haitians like to do with goats. It's not pretty. Once goats are allowed to be kept, freedom of religion can be claimed when people complain of goats shrieking bloody murder in the middle of the night. Voodoo is an established religion in Haiti and other black nations. Give 'em the option, and you can take for granted that fountains of blood and mournful screams will be spewing just on the other side of your neighbors fence. Good luck attacking their religion in court.
Bob

Monterey Park, CA

#10 Jun 24, 2012
Rev Bongo wrote:
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You should see what Haitians like to do with goats. It's not pretty. Once goats are allowed to be kept, freedom of religion can be claimed when people complain of goats shrieking bloody murder in the middle of the night. Voodoo is an established religion in Haiti and other black nations. Give 'em the option, and you can take for granted that fountains of blood and mournful screams will be spewing just on the other side of your neighbors fence. Good luck attacking their religion in court.
Goat calling for help:

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
oh my

Monterey Park, CA

#11 Jun 25, 2012
Bob wrote:
<quoted text>
Goat calling for help:
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
I think we might be discovering a bit of evidence regarding why goats were outlawed in Long Beach in the first place.

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