Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Letter: My Human Right to Have Hens in Garden; VOICE OF THE NORTH

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Letter: My Human Right to Have Hens in Garden; VOICE OF THE NORTH

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Byline: R LEWIS

I HAVE just been approached by a council official with an identity card and his message to me was that I'm in breach of my tenancy rules in that I have a month ago bought a pair of young laying hens.

I dare say that if I had a new list of the council's tenancy rules, which I saw when I first came to this home in the summer of 1981, I would find some of them are no longer enforceable as trespassing on the human rights of tenants.

And I think that if I am to be browbeaten into giving up my two hens, then I could challenge the enforceability of such as I have challenged such rules before and defeated them.

The young messenger should know that if I have a piece of workable garden attached to my home then it is my human right to work it and grow food on it for my own consumption.

These two hens are part of my garden now so that I get fully fresh eggs not imported from anywhere. …

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