The Register had an article on Urban Chickens this morning. Seems Des Moines metro is one of the few areas where they’re OK in the state! I find it interesting that Marshalltown outlawed backyard chickens because some Latino immigrants were butchering their chickens in their yards and allowing the blood to run into the street. Um, what about just making it illegal to allow blood from butchered animals to run into the street?
(And let’s not pretend that the only people bleeding out animals in their houses/yards are Latino immigrants. A house my sister looked at in Omaha featured a large set-up in the garage intended solely for dressing animals the former homeowner had hunted. Including a drain for the blood.)