To the Editor:
I wanted to respond to the article published last week on the city council allowing city residents to raise chickens as long as certain requirements were met. I feel that this, despite the opposing arguments by various members of the community, is something that can be highly beneficial in the long run. Residents who do decide to raise chickens will be able to be partially self-sustaining for themselves or their family. These people will not only be able to cut down on their food costs as well as their gas usage that would be used for running to the store, but they will also be reducing their carbon foot print in our community by being partially self-sustaining. Additionally, for those who do decide to raise chickens, they will most likely be able to sell the eggs for profit. Although we do not have an animal control officer, that really should not be the deciding factor in this situation. I feel that the local law enforcement is more than qualified and able to respond to a call about a few clucking hens.
Courtney Jackson, Cloquet
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