October 23, 2008, TORONTO: Twenty-some cow share owners and cow lovers came out at 5:30 pm Thursday to show their support for raw milk by parading from Hart House to the ROM “crystal” wearing cardboard cow heads. This event was to help promote the North American premiere of Norman Loft’s film “Michael Schmidt: Bioterrorist or Organic Hero.”
The twenty people with cardboard cow heads attracted a lot of attention from passers by. People got off their bicycles and took pictures. Lots of people on their way to gala black tie events at the ROM stopped to chat about raw milk while the cow lovers were standing around under the “crystal”. During the stroll through the city, Ute had her bike and she put a cow bell on it. She called her bike Amelie, after the cow that had come down to Queen’s park last year. And she rang the bell as they walked.
Almost everybody said “Oh, Michael Schmidt”. They’d all heard about the case. Norman Lofts’ interview on CBC radio with Matt Galloway was being broadcast while the cow lovers were parading around by the ROM. Mark Ross had a little MP3 mini radio and the cow lovers stood around listening. The most compelling argument in the interview was: “Name me one other raw food that has been banned in Canada. Other raw foods are crashing the food safety threshold more often than raw milk. So it’s ridiculous to fully ban raw milk while people are free to buy raw steak and raw fish and raw everything else.” Continue reading