ladyfortuna: So father in the article goes crying to the newspaper about the rabbit and the livestock ordinance, when I bet you cash that the real problem is he doesn't maintain his property.
ladyfortuna: Also if your rabbit is 20 pounds, it either needs to go on a diet or into the oven. That's massively overweight for a rabbit; iirc they're not even supposed to weigh as much as cats, usually...
Ihaveanevilparrot: ladyfortuna:And like I said in my above post, most people don't consider rabbits livestock anymore. They're not widely bred for consumption. Some people still do, but I'd say by and far more rabbits are bred and kept as pets nationwide, and that's how most people see them. It's very archaic and stupid for rabbits to be listed as livestock anymore. The law needed to be rescinded. It's bullshiat to keep a stupid law on the books that goes against how most of society uses and views something, just in case you might want to use it on someone you don't like because you have nothing else to go after them for.
Ihaveanevilparrot: Also, regarding chickens, maybe if you get involved with your city council you can get it changed.A lot of cities are actually changing their livestock rules to allow a certain amount of chickens, just hens (roosters are too loud and disturb neighbors), since it's becoming more popular for urban people to keep chickens for eggs, due the small amount of space they take up, ease of feeding, and the fact that most neighbors don't have a problem with the smell or sound of hens kept to a small number and housed and cared for properly.Though there are still usually restrictions on the size of your property. If it's extremely small it might not be adequate anyway.
ladyfortuna: At what point does Mr. Johnson's pony (aka lawnmower, and I'm not making this up other than the name) go from pet to 'get that horse out of my yard'?
Bathia_Mapes: ladyfortuna: Also if your rabbit is 20 pounds, it either needs to go on a diet or into the oven. That's massively overweight for a rabbit; iirc they're not even supposed to weigh as much as cats, usually...The type of rabbit the little girl owns does get that big naturally. It's a breed of rabbit calledFlemish Giant.
Harry_Seldon: Roast Rabbit?
ladyfortuna: Ok, I really hate to come down on the side of the ordinance. I have to though; bear with me."According to Fox News, in May, town officials inspected the property and asked Lidsky to take several actions, including removing the rabbit hutch, replacing missing siding on his house and repairing an unfinished addition.'The father reminds me very strongly of the White-Trash neighbor I have living two houses down. I moved into my house early 2010, saw that they had that Tyvek stuff up on the side of the house facing my house, and figured they would finish it in the spring. They did not. They have not, at this current time. Again I'm bringing this up because dad in the article seems very much like my neighbor. The Nice Guy who lives between us (who is a great guy, very friendly, offers to let most neighbors use his pool etc), told me that this same WT neighbor routinely piles crap up against the fence between their houses - which is six inches onto nice guy's property. NG wouldn't even care about that much, except whenever he goes to trim the grass around the fence, he can't, because of the piled junk.We also have a livestock ordinance in our village (outside the village, it's mostly farming community except in the 'city' we're next to). I was actually kind of bummed to find out I couldn't have any chickens, but our houses are all so close together that I understand why. It would be a pain on small yards like mine to keep the birds from either wandering or moved around enough to keep them happy.So father in the article goes crying to the newspaper about the rabbit and the livestock ordinance, when I bet you cash that the real problem is he doesn't maintain his property. Sounds to me like this guy seized on the one issue that would get him good press and make the town back off. Much like I'm sure WT guy would do, if NG or anyone else pushed the issue.
Ihaveanevilparrot: Good.Who and the hell would ever check to see if their city ordnance considers rabbits livestock? They're mainly sold and kept as pets nationwide. There's a grey area for stuff like pigs, which are still considered farm animals and widely regarded as food by most people, but rabbits? Almost no one looks at those and thinks livestock anymore than guinea pigs, which could also technically be considered a food animal.Stupid law is stupid.
quatchi: 'She's not a mean bunny. She doesn't bite people. She only licks.'[timtheenchanter]"Oh, it's just a harmless little *bunny*, isn't it?"
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