November 13, 2009

BC Meat Regulations: Our farmers need us to speak

This is from Robin Wheeler of Roberts Creek and the local Farm Food Freedom folks, taking the initiative to rally support for local sustainable meat processing in BC. and extrication from the current system that is threatening many small farmers in the Province. Take some time to write a letter: the voice of the people is undeniable.

November 12, 2009
Hi, folks -
Some of us are figuring that RIGHT NOW, OVER THE COMING WEEK is a very, very good time to write a letter requesting that our BC government exempt small farmers from the imposed meat regulations. We think a focused push, hopefully with hundreds of letters, might show how we have not gone away, that there are in fact even more of us, and that we want change.
Please ask that farmers be permitted to sell healthy animals from their farm gates, without trauma, fossil fuels, time and extra cost, and without the increased threat of contamination that a visit to a government inspected facility can bring.

Please write to our Premier (who has the power to lift the meat regulations as other provinces have)
Hon. Gordon Campbell
or Room 156, Parliament Buildings, Victoria BC V8V 1X4

or Ida Chong, who is holding the meat regulation potato right now -
Hon. Ida Chong
Minister of Healthy Living and Sport
P.O. Box 9062 Stn. Prov. Govt.
Victoria, BC V8W 9E2
or our Agriculture man,
Hon. Steve Thomson
Minister of Agriculture and Lands
P.O. Box 9043 Stn. Prov. Govt.
Victoria, BC V8W 9E2

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