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www.activistpost.com... above incidents stem from a CFIA claim three years ago that a ewe she sold years further back had scrapie. Hearsay. No signs, no symptoms, for a disease that poses no harm to humans - but they killed her ewes anyway. After death, tests came back negative as Montana knew they would.
Canada's Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has targeted rare heritage sheep at Wholearth Farmstudio owned by Montana Jones for years now. Shropshire sheep are among the rarest - and CFIA could aid in their extinction with their recent eradication efforts over unfounded fears of a sickness called scrapie.
They killed her pregnant ewes to find out if they were healthy. ???? Worse yet, after a house raid, CFIA is convicting her and others in the same boat like Michael Schmidt for conspiracy among other criminal offenses. She faces 12 years in jail and $1.5 million in fines!
I have been apprised of your intent to annihilate the Wholearth flock of Shropshire sheep owned by Montana Jones and it is deeply troubling. Without credible tests that empirically prove the existence of scrapie, to proceed with the planned extermination is both unscientific and tyrannical. Agenda-driven extermination tactics have been used throughout history to purge alternative genes, both human and animal. This deprives future generations of traits that may provide salvation from yet-to-be-revealed diseases. Please follow reason and real science as you approach this rare flock of sheep.
As always, it's never about public safety - it's always about control - and oftentimes collusion. A woman with an indoor lemon tree gets threatened with a SWAT raid because her healthy lemon tree might be under quarantine. Bureaucracies uproot or try to force homeowners to destroy their gardens.
The FDA dumps raw milk and cheese in landfills calling it unfit for dogs (yet deems Pink Slime safe for humans although it was originally fed to dogs). They pour bleach on picnic food and blue dye in bulk milk tanks. Agencies trespass on small farms and slaughter, shoot or euthanize healthy animals senselessly. If those aren't full-blown discriminatory war tactics - what is?
Isn't it also interesting that right around the same time America targets their heritage breeds, Canada places theirs in the cross-hairs? Mark Baker of Baker's Green Acres is a well-known American example. The DNR working with other Michigan agencies (and obviously the Pork Producers) went on a heritage pig rampage (Kill the pig...kill the pig) but Bakers wouldn't destroy them or let them. So the USDA and DNR made sure that they could do nothing with them by blocking them from taking them to slaughter. So friends had to come over to do it and it was given away to the hungry. And of course, feeding the homeless in America is a big no-no now.
Originally posted by Danbones
there are no OSers to create a debate with.
( well, there are some people who are certainly ANTI conspiracy..moth to a flame
and lunch bags?
well, everybody looks inside for a free lunch
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH!
back to topic one
its a crime
there are also the farmers in the states loosing their "feral hog herds"
just because their piggies may have a spot of color that resembles the feral hogs
there are also farmers all over the world losing to monsanto
what was it that old sausage maker said:
"competition is a sin"
soon the world food supply will resemble the old USSR modeledit on 27-4-2013 by Danbones because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Thurisaz
hmm I read it earlier and s & flagged it but did not leave a comment because I didn't know what to say.
Originally posted by davjan4
As a raw milk drinker, that story makes me sad.
I really have no words.edit on 27-4-2013 by davjan4 because: spelling
Originally posted by CranialSponge
Because they can't put a friggin meter on it.
Why on earth would they want the plebeians to be self-sufficient, self-reliant, and self-regulated ?!
Oh wait... sorry, I forgot...
It's for our own safety.
Originally posted by Danbones
Part of my rent deal is cheffing it up for some old folks,,They wanted to go more mediterranian diet..better for the heart..
which means Lamb as a staple meat source ( mint for sauce/jelly is in the swamp ...garlic in the garden ..perfect )
In Ontario in the supermarkets usually you can only get NEW ZEALAND spring lamp
at an arm and a leg a pound
So I found one of the few farms that sells actuall lamb via gate sales....is at the other end of my boat ride to town
I am gonna go support that farmer
Originally posted by ShadeWolf
Do any of you understand what scrapie is? It's a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy closely related to BSE, or mad cow disease. Untreatable, fatal, and capable of persisting in soil for an undetermined amount of time. Prion-based, so it's shed in blood, feces, and basically any waste material deposited by the sheep.
Human transmission? Unknown. Mutton isn't eaten as commonly as beef (the source of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans), and prion diseases are notoriously difficult to diagnose, but scrapie is theorized to be the origin of BSE in cows. So yeah, I think this was completely justified, if there's even the slightest risk of a prion disease becoming established in livestock, all possible measures should be taken to contain it.