There’s no profound insight in this article. There’s not even the pretense of a profound insight. It’s just a little article to illustrate a possibly practical application of some of the theories I explore on this blog.
I just read an article entitled “The Backyard Chicken Movement” which describes: 1) the growing American movement to raise our own chickens for eggs and fryers in own own backyards; and 2) the growing resistance to “residential chickens” from local governments.
When I saw the article’s title, I thought it was probably about restricting the average American’s ability to raise his own food. I expected to read how the government wants us dependent on government for our food, so they won’t let us grow (or store) our own. So I was hoping to find some evidence to support the “man or other animals” theme that is prominent in my thinking.
I was mistaken. The article explains that local governments’ attempts to restrict raising backyard chickens had virtually nothing to do with food, but was, instead, based on zoning regulations.