To: the City Commission, City
of Key West
dear the heart-stoppingly
beautiful wild chickens of the City of Key West and ask they be
preserved here forever.
are they an
established 175-year-old historical
feature of this island city, but also they perform a valuable service
by eating scorpions, ticks, cockroaches, termites, snails and other
respect and honor Gallus
gallus, the Chicken, for its
many gifts to humanity, which include: the Salk polio vaccine and other
life-saving serums, life-sustaining foods not only for us and our
children but also for our pets, and sentinel service to forewarn people
against the threat of mosquito-borne diseases such as encephalitis,
dengue and malaria.
the City of Key West
would not be the same if its
streets were silent and devoid of the proud Conch cocks and their
beautiful feathered ladies with chicks in tow. Please hold them fast in
your hearts, and let there be one place in the world where the
deserving Chicken may live safe and free - in the amazing, unique,
unparalleled City of Key West.
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