In our town the chicken haters favorite tool was using baseless fearmongering to justify the ban.
If you let "them" have chickens "they" will want to have cows.
Downgraded to goats and pot belly pigs.
Also known as the gateway pet theory, ha.
"I got hystoplasmosis from 2 chickens 2 blocks away."
Which we proved was impossible.
" I don't want chickens running all over town".
Property values could crash.
"remember decoster farms? They had all those chickens".
Seriously someone brought that up.
Our small rural community has under 400 people. There is a dairy inside our city limits.
This was a large turnout for one of our councils.
I had it put on the agenda after every election so this videos was from 2 years into the struggle:
If you can't tell, the mayor is one of the main opponents and wouldn't participate in my survey though he acts like it doesn't matter to him.
He's the one who said if you let them have chicken's they will want cows.
I have a bunch more videos of this struggle through the years, but haven't updated with them yet.