On Police Brutality, Free Speech, and…roosters.

November 18, 2011: Police attack peaceful protesters with pepper sray at University of California – Davis.

November 21, 2011: Bellingham City Council approves an ordinance meant to address the problem of noisy roosters in residential neighborhoods, promising, according to a Bellingham Herald headline: New Bellingham rooster noise law will be gently enforced.

Related or not?

If roosters could speak English, would they say they’re pleased that they won’t be pepper sprayed for practicing their right to free speech?

Better yet, will they feel justice was carried out if, when they do crow and annoy their human neighbors, their owners, who have forced them to live in a dense urban setting rather than the spacious farm they prefer, are fined $100?

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