The Domino Theory has reared its head again. At a city council meeting in Salem, Oregon this spring, one of the residents strongly objected to allowing backyard chickens in the city, by arguing a unique theory: Allowing chickens will eventually lead to meth labs.
Barbara Palermo of Salem, who has been forced to give up her backyard hens until the city council decides this issue, is producing a video about her efforts to legalize backyard chickens. She couldn't resist creating this rap song:
The Chicken Revolution!
Outlaws, outlaws, what'cha gonna do? What if you find out they're living next to you?
You know they’re out there somewhere, hiding chickens in the yard. So you better watch your back, don’t let down your guard.
‘Cause the next thing you know, this will lead to other crimes. The hood goes downhill, we see it all the time.
Roosters on the stoop throwing up gang signs, hens on the corner flippin’ tricks to earn a dime.
Prostitution, meth labs, gambling and more. Why can’t you people just get eggs at the store?