...Yard Birds...

Key West seems to be having a rather unusual problem....thousands of wild chickens are running rampant.....like I said, they seem to have a problem....perhaps I could suggest a SWG BBQ Apron?....hehehe

A city ordinance forbids killing the cluckers, but their growing numbers, plus their tendencies to scratch up yards and defecate where they please, have prompted city officials to plan to move half the chicken population to a bird sanctuary near Tampa.

In response, the chicken-lovers have come out in force. ChickenFest Key West (search) has been scheduled for June 17-20, including a Foghorn Leghorn look-alike contest and a "Poultry in Motion" parade.

"We're definitely not inviting Colonel Sanders to be the grand marshal," Key West Mayor Jimmy Weekley told the Associated Press.

One man pleaded with the city not to go ahead with the plan, according to the Miami Herald, imploring officials to think of the island's children.

"They grow up with computers, with war," he said. "If you take away natural life, our children are going to have a harder time in the world."

by Eric on January 21, 2004 | Comments(4) | Psycho Rants

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Fire up the grills. I'll bring the beer!

posted by: Blackfive on January 21, 2004 04:31 PM

heh..my sentiments exactly, Blackfive...I mean, they aren't exactly wildlife...and they ARE tasty...

posted by: Eric on January 21, 2004 05:04 PM

Hey! Wait a minute right here! Practically the whole Tampa Bay area is officially a Bird Sanctuary, including my complete subdivision! And, I live in an area near Tampa!

I've been on several day-long trips to Key West and I've never seen a free-range chicken. Key West needs to take care of their own problem, not ship it to my backyard. Why don't they let some of Hemingway's cats at them?

Isn't there something about animal population control being natural, don't feed them, the population will decrease?

posted by: Ms Anna on January 21, 2004 09:57 PM

"They grow up with computers, with war," he said. "If you take away natural life, our children are going to have a harder time in the world."

I certainly hope that, since he's decided to classify computers as a bad thing, he hasn't gone and made it more difficult for himself to live, what with placing a Dell in his living room corner and all.

PeTa is involved here somewhere. The guy has that typical "If you kill one animal you're killing all animals" sound to him.

As for the bbq I'll bring some bbq sauce, italian dressing (because chicken marinated in italian dressing is so damn good), and Sprite for myself. Fire it up!

posted by: hM on January 22, 2004 06:19 AM