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Resurrect The Urban Hen Egg Laying Pilot Project In Calgary

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Dear Mayor Nenshi, Ald Carra & Mgr Bowen,

Please read the letter sent 14 Dec. 2012 to Animal & Bylaw Services, requesting the reintroduction of the Urban Hen Egg Laying Pilot Project.

The volume of the City of Calgary official policy that supports both the concept of a pilot project and the removal of the bylaw against egg laying hens is simply enormous.

"The Urban Hen Egg Laying Pilot Project will align the City of Calgary with its numerous guiding/vision documents (imagineCalgary, Food Assessment & Action Plan, Fair Calgary, 2020 Sustainability Direction, et al) that support a local, sustainable, healthy food system and the tenets of food justice, food security and the right to food for all Calgarians."

Link: http://www.calgary.ca/CA/cmo/Pages/Office-of-Sustainability.aspx

On behalf of the members of CLUCK, I request that you support reintroducing the Urban Hen Egg Laying Pilot Project.

For your consideration and action,

Paul Hughes
CLUCK

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Urban Hen Egg Laying Pilot Project: Resurrection
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 12:54:43 -0700
From: Paul
Reply-To: paul
Organization: CLUCK
To: Andrew Bissett & Paul Hughes

Hi Andrew,

I'm requesting that you discuss with Tracey Birch the reintroduction of this pilot project to the SPC/CPS Committee.

A tremendous amount of work has already gone into the design, terms, conditions, references, targets and governance of the Urban Hen Egg Laying Pilot Project. Most of this work (95%) was performed by Animal Bylaw via Bill Bruce (rtd) and his team. I encourage Bylaw to continue to show leadership on this issue and resurrect the pilot. You have my assurance that CLUCK members will willingly cooperate in the implementation of the pilot.

Perhaps more importantly, the Urban Hen Egg Laying Pilot Project will align the City of Calgary with its numerous guiding/vision documents (imagineCalgary, Food Assessment & Action Plan, Fair Calgary, 2020 Sustainability Direction, et al) that support a local, sustainable, healthy food system and the tenets of food justice, food security and the right to food for all Calgarians.

Link: http://www.calgary.ca/CA/cmo/Pages/Office-of-Sustainability.aspx

For your consideration and action,

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Paul Hughes
CLUCK