Killing pregnant sheep—What would you do?

T here will be no heritage spring lambs if CFIA kills my pregnant mothers. It’s down to the wire. The CFIA government wolves are closing in on the flock, snapping at their heels, almost within reach of their throats. They are about to serve an “Order of Destruction” to kill my beautiful pregnant ewes, who […]

 

There will be no heritage spring lambs if CFIA kills my pregnant mothers.  It’s down to the wire. The CFIA government wolves are closing in on the flock, snapping at their heels, almost within reach of their throats.  They are about to serve an “Order of Destruction” to kill my beautiful pregnant ewes, who are ready to lamb come spring… Over 2,700 signatures on our petition to stop CFIA  means people ARE concerned about this irrational irreversible decision…so I’m asking your opinion. I realize not everyone knows the in depth details of each position, but I’m going to keep it simple. My goal is that CFIA listens to my reasonable request to an alternative solution that keeps the sheep alive while we work together to discover IF any scrapie actually exists in the flock. They wish to kill the sheep to do a more definitive test to see if the disease exists in their brain stem, because all live tests have proven negative and the sheep have exhibited NO SYMPTOMS.

I know most of you are not shepherds who have tended a flock for 12 years preserving their rare genetics, but you have hearts and souls and enthusiasm in your own lives about your own varied passions. You likely already know how you’d respond faced with a great injustice.  What you would do standing in these shoes…er… rubber boots?

Some of  your suggestions are below, and I’d like a peek into the collective mind to see this in a grouplight…I invite more of your comments below…

1—Rally all friends, supporters, media, video crews on D-Day to come hug a sheep in OccupyWholearth —>This would be on the day CFIA intends to come euthanize the HEALTHY PREGNANT SHEEP by barbiturate injection, then cut off their heads and leave their lovely wooly decapitated bodies in the barynard for a traumatized owner (me) to deal with. A crowd may deter them temporarily, or they may proceed irregardless.

2—Move the sheep to protect them —> Get arrested, fined and/or jailed

3—Whatever…Let CFIA destroy them and move on. In the end who cares, they are just sheep, even if they are rare and will be closer to extinction. There are other, far more important issues in our lives.

4—What would you do?  Offer a suggestion in comments below….

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