Photos from Julie Briski, taken at yesterday’s rally:
Daily Archives: October 14, 2011
Lettter to a friend from Sean McGivern:
First, here is the letter he is responding to:
I cannot believe how some farmers are absolute fools including you and your organization Grey Bruce national farmer’s union for supporting the ignorant ,stubborn Schmidt dude. I am a victim of Scarlet fever in the past and had to spend 6 months in total isolation and living in a complete darkened room. I lived on a farm and yes we drank unpasteurized milk. Our jersey herd was kept clean and our milking conditions were likewise. Continue reading
“There may be a legal way to challenge Ontario’s raw milk ban after all — just not the method used by Michael Schmidt.
That theme provides an interesting subtext to a recent Ontario Court of Justice decision in Schmidt’s long battle to open a legitimate niche for raw milk in Canada. A Grey County dairy farmer for more than 25 years and an intriguing character for many reasons, Schmidt has pushed his raw milk crusade well beyond what most of us would consider sensible. Recently he announced he’ll pursue a hunger strike to protest his legal situation, which seems daunting on its surface. Continue reading