Rooster Fight on Ballot in California Town

Riverside, Calif., votes Tuesday on a proposal to halt rooster proliferation. A local man says his neighbor had 200 of the birds. They would start crowing at 3 a.m. and continue all day. The ballot proposal would set a seven-rooster limit — and they birds would be required to spend their days in a room that dampens the sound of their crowing.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. The presidential campaign is not the only thing on the ballot in Riverside, California, today. The town is voting on Measure A. It's a proposal to stop the proliferation of roosters. A local man says his neighbor had 200 roosters. They'd start crowing at 3 o'clock in the morning and continue all day. The ballot proposal would let residents own no more than seven roosters, and they would have to spend days in a room that dampens the sound.


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