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Saturday, September 28, 2013

The State of Maryland is Preparing to enact "Chicken Control Laws"

THE STATE OF MARYLAND IS PREPARING TO ENACT THE STRONGEST "CHICKEN CONTROL" LAWS IN THE NATION.  THESE LAWS ARE BEING IMPLEMENTED BECAUSE OF TWO RECENT CASES OF "ST" (SALMONELLA TYPHIMURIUM) DIAGNOSED IN MEMBERS OF A FARM FAMILY IN THE WESTERN PART OF THE STATE.  THE NEW LAW REQUIRES THAT ANYONE RAISING CHICKENS FOR EGGS OR JUST FOR THE SUNDAY DINNER TABLE BE LICENSED AND REGULATED BY THE STATE.  AND IN CONJUNCTION WITH THAT STATE'S CHAPTER OF THE ASPCA, A PROVISION WAS ADDED REQUIRING THAT ANY FARMER READYING A CHICKEN FOR THE DINNER TABLE MUST HAVE THAT CHICKEN PUT TO DEATH IN A HUMANE MANNER BY TAKING THE BIRD TO A STATE LICENSED VET AND HAVING IT PUT TO SLEEP BY INJECTION OF A DRUG. 
AS OF THIS TIME THE SPECIFIC DRUG TO BE USED HAS NOT BEEN DETERMINED.  THE ONLY EXCEPT TO THIS WOULD BE BIRDS THAT DIE OF NATURAL CAUSES IN THE BARNYARD.  IN THOSE CASES THE FARMER WOULD BE ALLOWED TO DRESS THE BIRD FOR THE TABLE.  THE NEW LAW REQUIRED ALL CHICKENS IN THE STATE TO BE REGISTERED AND BANDED WITH A NUMBER INDICATING THE BIRD'S BIRTH DATE AND PLACE OF RESIDENCE AND THAT UPON THE DEATH OF SAID BIRD THE BAND BE TURNED INTO THE PROPER AUTHORITIES.  ADDITIONALLY, A BACKGROUND CHECK WILL BE RUN ON ALL PERSONS REQUESTING A CHICKEN LICENSE THAT ALLOWS THEM TO RAISE CHICKENS.   THIS IS BEING DONE TO PROTECT THE BIRDS FROM THOSE WHO MAY HAVE SOME ABNORMAL SEXUAL TENDENCIES.  ANYONE CAUGHT VIOLATING THESE LAWS WILL BE SUBJECT TO A FINE OR IMPRISONMENT OR BOTH.  WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE SEVERITY OF THESE NEW "CHICKEN CONTROL" LAWS BY REPORTERS, OFFICIALS IN ANNAPOLIS REPLIED, "THEY KNEW WHAT WAS BEST FOR THE PEOPLE" AFTER ALL WE'RE PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS AND THE PEOPLES WELL BEING AS WELL AS THAT OF THE CHICKENS IS OUR GREATEST CONCERN.  THANKS TO THE PEOPLES CUBE  FOR THE ABOVE IMAGES.

1 comment:

Sandee said...

We have gone completely mad. Yes we have. We focus on the little things and let the big things slide right on by.

Have a terrific day. :)