UPDATED 12/06/13 – The Abbotsford Chicken Manure Homeless Incident went from just getting international coverage last week to being listed in Harper’s Magazine’s Weekly Review of world events.
From Walter Neufeld on Facebook. Abbotsford’s public display of chicken shit governance spread worldwide.
Walter Neufeld shared the fact the Independent newspaper in the UK has now covered the Abbotsford Chicken Manure Homeless Incident taking the coverage, so far, from local to provincial to international for a City badly in need of a break when it comes to its reputation.
Abbotsford City Council: Public display of Chicken Shit governance spread worldwide
A local authority in Canada has apologised after dumping chicken droppings in an attempt to drive away homeless people.
According to CBC, the ploy – near Gladys Street, in Abbotsford – came to light when homeless activist James Breckenridge wrote a column about it on the Abbotsford Today website titled “This stinks.”
Breckenridge told The Tyee website: “Besides the dumbness of using chicken material in light of bird flu and then the big avian kill we had here not that many years ago, this camp is beside one of (the) major thoroughfares: there’s a set of railroad tracks and this is a path that most people use to cut across it.
“So you’ve got all this material being gone through by all these people and tracked all over the place in the city.”
Provincial national and international coverage so far
- Huffington Post – Abbotsford Sorry For Using Manure To Drive Out Homeless
- World News and Wire
- Alex Tsakumis Show CKPM 98.7FM
- The Tyee
- The Province
- CBC News
- The Independent