Ban on Roosters? -

Ban on Roosters?

It may be hard to believe, but it is legal in the City of St. Louis to keep a rooster as a pet. Late last week Alderwoman Phyllis Young introduced a bill that will add roosters to the list of animals that city residents are not allowed to have. This got us thinking in the newsroom, does someone in St. Louis actually have a rooster? As it turns out, at least in Soulard, not someone but a group of people look after a rooster they've named Little Jerry Seinfeld. Little Jerry lives in the trees, in a few people's backyards, he doesn't really have a permanent home; but he does crow every morning at 5, 5:30 and 6. Everyone we spoke to enjoy the rooster's company and can't understand why the alderwoman wants to ban roosters in the city.

I called the St. Louis Citizens Service Bureau to see if the city had ever received complaints about roosters. The easy answer is yes they have on multiple occasions.

The current city law on animals states that residents can only have 4 pets. As of today cattle, swine, goats and sheep are banned within city limits.

Do you have any thoughts?

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