Archive: Animal Activism

CFFO Hosts Premier and fellow MPPs on Farm Tour

The CFFO’s Executive Board brought key concerns to elected officials this week during a farm tour in Lynden. Issues discussed ranged from the importance of farmland preservation to concerns about animal activism. Special guests included Premier Doug Ford, MPP Randy Pettapiece (representing the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs) and local MPPs Will Bouma,…

Animal Activism and Farmer Safety

The Crown’s recent decision to drop charges against an animal activist has fuelled frustration, fear, and action, in Ontario’s farming community. The activist, who video-recorded herself breaking into a barn near Lucan and stealing two pigs, belongs to a group that opposes animal agriculture. On May 1st, the crown attorney’s office in London dropped break-and-enter…