In response to concerns expressed over disturbing viewpoints that have appeared in the comments, we are taking the step of changing The Bovine’s commenting protocol to fully moderated.
This means that when you post a comment, it will not appear on the blog until it has been read and vetted by one of the moderators. We have tried being more open in the past, and the results have led to this decision to moderate all comments. Continue reading
Much ado about a compassionate gift of raw milk cheese -- This photo shows undercover inspector Susan Atherton, in the barn at Glencolton Farms. Photo was provided by the prosecution as part of their disclosure of evidence at the 2009 trial following on from the 2006 raid on Michael Schmidt's farm. Click image for a link to the post on the Bovine in which it first appeared.
From Justice Tetley’s decision, pages 55 and 56:
“ Having reviewed the trial record in relation to this issue and the justice’s rationale for his stated preference for the Respondent’s testimony I am unable to conclude that R. v. W. D. has been misapplied. The trial justice’s decision is entitled to deference on review. As a result the acquittal shall be affirmed with respect to the two s. 18 (2) sale offences arising from the purported gifts of cheese on August 22 and October 17, 2006. Continue reading
Canada's Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq. Click image for source.
Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq: “I firmly believe it is up to individuals as well as parents to make their own decisions when it comes to what they eat and what they drink. That’s why our focus is on giving people the information they need to make good, informed decisions,”
As in the case of raw milk for instance! Continue reading