Muzzle the bees and leash the chickens

Some unique insights from Revelstoke resident Ron Holoday on the birds and the bees and the off-leash dogs and cats

Editor,

As we all know or should, dogs and chickens hate each other and when they mix, all hell breaks out between the respective owners.

Now to be fair I think that dogs and chickens should be treated equally if they are to be allowed in the city.

Dogs have to be licensed; so should chickens. Dogs have be on a leash, so should chickens. Owners of dogs must pick up the unwanted droppings of dogs, so then must chickens, there is nothing more offensive than the smell of chicken you-know-what. The argument goes in favour of dogs.

The same argument should be used between cats and dogs. Cats should be licensed, just as chickens are. As well there should be a additional fee for cats.

Both dogs and chickens can be herded, making it a lot easier for the bylaw enforcement officer to control them. I don’t how many bylaw enforcement officers it would require to herd cats, but it would be substantial. The argument goes in favour of the chicken

An article in the May 8 issue of the Times Review dealt with bears and bees, and went on to discuss whether or not bees should be allowed in the city.

I think city hall got it backwards. The  bees go into the trees to pollinate the flowers, the bears go into the trees to rob the fruit. The bees do no damage to the trees. The bear knocks down and destroys the trees. The bee flies around and does no harm to anyone; the bear on the other hand will destroy your property. You are able to enjoy the product produced by the bee, you will have a hard time enjoying the product left by the bear. The answer is to get rid of the bear, the argument goes in favour of the bee.

The article also went on to discuss whether or not dogs, even on a leash should be allowed at the farmers’ market. Aside from licensing kids, or painting junior’s picture on the sidewalk, try putting a leash on both puppy and junior, you will be surprised how effectively it works.

RH Holoday,

Revelstoke

 

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