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Media fogwash

LifeStock this Sunday Sept 30th—Gates open 10:30 am

…well, I will have learned some pivotal lessons about human nature…some sad, some disheartening, but most are incredibly inspiring. The one powerful encouraging lesson I am realizing throughout, is that so many of us want the same thing, whether it’s about sheep, lies, government…no matter. Those are details. Friends, supporters refresh and encourage me every […]

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Wake Up Call

Montana Jones/Michael-Schmidt biodiversity wake-up call

Please Join our Wake Up call! Canada is closer and closer to losing it’s Agricultural Biodiversity—SIGN THE PETITION to insist Canadian Food Inspection Agency stops killing rare heritage livestock breeds and implements a new exemption for all of Canada’s heritage horses, pigs, cattle, goats, poultry and waterfowl to prevent CFIA from destroying any more healthy […]

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CFIA finds and kills rare heritage flock—ALL NEGATIVE for scrapie

CFIA test results are back… ALL NEGATIVE for scrapie, as I knew they would be. Killed for nothing, all those genetics gone. I do not believe for a moment that the CFIA alleged 15S ewe was a true positive. She died here of toxemia, zero symptoms, in excellent body condition, assessed by CFIA vet Douglas […]

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Michael Schmidt speaks out on CFIA’s slaughter of the Shropshire sheep

I have been asked by the Farmers Peace Corp to speak on their behalf on the sad occasion of today’s  unnecessary killing of 31 rare sheep.

I have no knowledge about the different people involved.

I do however have repeatedly publicly encouraged the need to act because of the gross misconduct and history of corruption by CFIA officials and their disrespect and ignorance towards a common sense solution as an alternative to killing.

I have been asked by the Farmers Peace Corp to speak on their behalf on the sad occasion of today’s unnecessary killing of 31 rare sheep. I have no knowledge about the different people involved. I do however have repeatedly publicly encouraged the need to act because of the gross misconduct and history of corruption […]

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Sheep found in Chesley, Ontario farm

The strange yarn of the fugitive flock – heritage sheep said to be related to the first sheep that came from England to Canada – is coming to a messy end after food inspection officials finally found at least some of the quarantined sheep stolen in a high-profile bid to save them from the slaughterhouse.

Canada Food Inspection Agency officials found 28 sheep and has started to kill them, said their owner, Montana Jones.

The sheep were apparently found on a farm near Chesley, Ont., not far from the Lake Huron shore but a five hour drive from her farm in eastern Ontario where they went missing.

The strange yarn of the fugitive flock – heritage sheep said to be related to the first sheep that came from England to Canada – is coming to a messy end after food inspection officials finally found at least some of the quarantined sheep stolen in a high-profile bid to save them from the slaughterhouse. […]

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Will CFIA endanger our future health by destroying a whole genotype?

Jackson Lily 5L at 5yrs

“Sheep believed to be resistant to scrapie are succumbing to atypical infections and a newly identified strain of the disease. Eradication programmes based on selective breeding should be reappraised.” From the experts in prion research…

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Shepherd obtains false government document

False government document claiming scrapie 20 days before samples were even sent in...2 days before tests were done...results of all 14 samples were NEGATIVE for scrapie.

PRESS RELEASE May 1st, 2012—Hastings, Ontario/The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) released a statement Friday claiming that a single sheep belonging to a quarantined Ontario farm has tested positive for scrapie. The sheep’s owner suspects the finding was pre-ordained. For over two years shepherd Montana Jones has maintained that the CFIA has not provided evidence […]

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CFIA raids farm to seize and kill 9 Shropshire sheep

CFIA seizes and kills 9 heritage Shropshire sheep /Montana Jones photo

On Friday, April 27 at approximately 7:15 p.m., four CFIA agents and 2 security guards arrived at Montana Jones’ Hastings Ontario farm with an order for the destruction of 9 Shropshire sheep that remained on the farm after 31 sheep went missing earlier this month. They left two vehicles “guarding” the premises overnight. The CFIA […]

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Ewes vs. Them

lamb rescue

The owner of a rare heritage Shropshire sheep flock is taking Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to court. Shepherd Montana Jones has filed a federal court application for judicial review of the Order of Destruction that CFIA issued to kill her 31 apparently healthy sheep…20 which are pregnant and […]

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Leave them alone, and they’ll come home….

Before CFIA in happier times-Montana Sheep Shearing

It’s been over 2 weeks. I miss my sheep, and my sheep are still missing…but still not safe. If and when Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) finds them—they will kill them. After 27 months of uncertainty I want some kind of resolution. The sheep need resolution. Death hovers like a wooly cloud over my beautiful […]

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