Two days into the discovery…the preliminary hearing for a pending criminal trial between the CFIA government wolves and four good people—a shepherd, a farmer, a good man and a good woman—over a rare heritage flock that the political pack killed to see if they were healthy. It’s grey inside these courtroom walls, and outside, a […]
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 […]
CBC As It Happens Monday April 2, 2012/ from 16:38 onward
Yesterday morning I went out to do chores before CFIA arrived, and the sheep were gone.
This coming Monday you are encouraged to come to Wholearth Farmstudio for the “Save Our Shropshires” (SOS) rally as a show of support and peaceable protest, to demonstrate your disapproval for the actions of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the draconian legislation that allows them to take such arbitrary and disproportionate measures as forcing the slaughter of apparently healthy heritage sheep.
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….
Shropshires are a very Likeable Sheep. So easy to fall in love with that face—that button nose—those cute little ears…
Gene Wilder did!…yes, Daisy was a Shropshire too…the winsome wooly his character fell for in Woody Allen’s “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About…”