The Real News Story

If an imported United States sheep ever tested positive for scrapie in Canada, the impact on livestock cross border trade agreements would equate to an agricultural earthquake for the national sheep industry.  Part of he CFIA’s job is to make sure those aftershocks never happen. The public looks to media to inform them of of […]


Media fogwash

…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 day with a reminder for all like-minded souls…here’s to living freely and simply and honestly, doing no harm and to helping where we can.

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Farmed and Dangerous??

Apparently I am farmed and dangerous… But I am not a criminal. I’m a shepherd, farmer and writer who has been preserving rare Shropshire sheep for the last 12 years, and farming various other heritage breeds and vegetables for the last 30. Then the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) killed my beautiful ewes and their […]


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 rare breeds.


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 MacLeod the day prior who concurred on her pregnancy related ailments.

CFIA desperately needed to claim a positive was in the flock to fight the judicial review about their actions against me and my flock. I and 5,000 other petitioners don’t buy it.


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.