Friday, October 24, 2008

Pet-chicken claim is for the birds, judge rules

What is a chicken? The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal weighed in yesterday.

Chief Justice Joseph Kennedy upheld Trevor Smedley's conviction on a charge of violating land-use bylaws by housing chickens at his semi-rural home and backed the trial judge's finding that such birds are fowl, and as such are livestock, not pets.

"I find no fault with the trial judge finding that chickens are indeed fowl," Judge Kennedy said.

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