I’ve finally finished writing a letter to Castlegar City Council, requesting an amendment to the Animal Control Bylaw and Zoning Bylaw to allow Goats and Chickens in Urban Areas.
To sum up the recommendations in the letter, I wrote…
It is my suggestion that council amend the Zoning and Animal Control Bylaws to permit the following:
- Hens to be permitted in residential zoned lands as pets and for local food production
- Miniature goats to be permitted as pets and local food production in residential areas, and subject to similar rules and regulations as dogs in reference to licensing and the use of fences and leashes as appropriate.
- Agriculture to be further defined to permit hens and miniature goats in residential zones as pets and for local food production.
This should come up at the next regular meeting of council and if it is deemed to have some merit would likely go to a planning and development committee meeting.
You can download the pdf here – urban-animals.
I’d also like to thank Mammacomic for the inspiration and template of a letter that she’s written to the City of Calgary.