How a North Bay pig is standing up for backyard chickens

Brent Johnson and his pet Berkshire pig, Pork Chop, whom he bought to protest North Bay’s bylaw banning backyard chickens. (Brent Johnson)

Brent Johnson considers himself an urban farmer of sorts. Rows of corn, vertical gardens and an array of black-eyed Susans surround his 121-year-old house in North Bay, Ont. There’s a gushing creek on the edge of his property and it’s not uncommon to spot deer roaming the area. One of his bedrooms serves as an indoor aviary for his flock of doves...

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