BC city used chicken poop to disperse homeless camp



Dumping chicken manure at a makeshift camp to drive away homeless people has resulted in an apology from the City of Abbotsford, B.C.

The chicken poop ploy was exposed by the online newspaper Abbotsford Today in a column by homeless advocate James Breckenridge, who said the city is ramping up efforts to disperse the camp on Gladys Avenue.

"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," Breckenridge told The Tyee website.

"So you've got all this material being gone through by all these people and tracked all over the place in the city."

The Tyee reported they received an e-mail from city manager George Murray, who took full responsibility and said he was "deeply sorry for our actions."

"The City will be removing the manure from the site and working closely with our community partners and the people impacted over the next few days to collectively resolve this issue."

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