A chicken in every pot and a pig on every Bremerton porchAugust 3rd, 2011 by Steven Gardner
Seems it’s true, though I heard it was true before residents managed to persuade the city council to decriminalize chicken raising in Bremerton. The photo you see here is of a pig on a porch of a home in Bremerton. We’re not telling you where, because we’re far too polite to tattle. I’m no agriculturalist, but that there pig looks like a pot-bellied feller.
The photo was sent to me with the question, “Does the chicken ordinance apply to hogs?”
No. Not yet it doesn’t. Even in Bremerton a chicken is not a pig.
We see the movement building, though, if history is any lesson. The chicken movement included those who were already thumbing their noses at the city’s ordinance and raising them in spite of an alleged ban. Most, it should be noted, of those who signed the petitions were not chicken raisers and didn’t have much interest. They just thought those who did should have been able to.