From a letter to Gordon Watson in B.C. from Charlene in Edmonton Alberta:
The real milk is flowing under the cover of darkness. Hard to find a cow share but more and more people I am sure are starting them. Found one lady who was advertising on Kiijii until I told her that it was not a good idea. I got her a couple of customers from the Slow Food event that I attended.
Had a table display with Weston A Price Foundation and people are really interested. A dairy farmer bought two cows from Eric for his son in law so he could start a cow share. Eric and Judith are stalled. The cow share members have to drive 1 1/2 hours to Eric and Judith’s to consume their milk.
On the good side now all those fear monger people who say “oh, you can’t drink raw milk even dairy farmers are not allowed to drink the milk.” I can set them straight. A lot of people doing goat shares or just selling goats milk. I asked them what the law was for them and they said they don’t know. But there are alot of goat people.
The lawyer for Alberta Health has written it up that we may want to pursue a constitutional challenge and because of the executive order he said it was open to go ahead any time without the $200.00 fee and because it was a court case it’s open to go ahead any time. He did say that he was having to run to court too much over these kinds of issues and that the laws needed adjusting.
Right now we are dealing with Alberta Agriculture. The guy that assaulted Judith is just a big cowboy. You would think that we threatened his child’s life or his own personal pocket book. Michael asked him for names of people in Alberta Agriculture so that Michael could have some dialogue and the guy was just agitated and referred to Judith in court and let the court decide.
He doesn’t like me because I was taking notes for Michael and he got so agitated. He must know he makes blunders with his mouth and he doesn’t want it recorded.
A note regarding the fairytales: Appeal boards = pure fairytale.
We appreciate all the work you are all doing in BC. Thank you it will help all of us. We are going to have Michael come out end of May beginning of June. There is a big group in Grande Prairie eager to get together and hear him. We have started a legal defence fund. Slow Food Edmonton is having Michael in.
So we will gear up for some good events and continue to put together our stategy to change the legislation. The Greater Edmonton Alliance said to put together a strategy and they would help us fix it up. They have been very successful and getting legislation changed in Alberta.