Daily Archives: November 20, 2010

Mark Tijssen back in court over killing a pig at home and sharing the meat

From the Canada Free Press, credited to the Ontario Landowners Association:

Raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt with home butcher Mark Tijssen. Photo from earlier this year.

“On Tuesday November 23, 2010 at 1:30 PM, Mark Tijssen will be back in an Ottawa courtroom at Provincial Court of Justice, 100 Constellation Crescent in Ottawa accompanied again by Michael Schmidt.  Tijssen is the Carlsbad Springs man charged with four counts under the Ontario Food Safety and Quality Act for slaughtering a pig and sharing the meat with a friend in November of 2009.  Schmidt is the Durham, Ontario dairy farmer, famous for having defeated 19 counts relating to the sale of raw milk last January.  The common goals of food choice and freedom from oppressive laws that limit that choice have brought these two men together.  Both are members of the Ontario Landowners Association which has a history of defending fundamental and property rights. Continue reading

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Auteur of “Farmageddon” documentary, Kristin Canty shares her raw milk story

From the blog of Kelly the Kitchen Kop:


Sniffing, coughing, wheezing and crying all night screaming “Mom, I can’t breathe!”  This was a normal night for my son Charlie when he was three and four years old.  Doctors told me he was allergic to “the world”, which meant grass, dust, trees, flowers, bees and animals.  Hard to stay away from all of that.  He had deep circles under his eyes, a red nose, didn’t eat much, and had a moderate middle ear hearing impairment due to fluid in his ears. Continue reading


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