Daily Archives: October 21, 2011

Even Dalton McGuinty’s Facebook friends are urging him to “just talk to” Michael Schmidt about the raw milk


Meanwhile over on the Support Michael Schmidt Facebook page: Continue reading


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21 days for responsible food freedom

Michael Schmidt makes a point at an farmshare members meeting last Tuesday evening in Thornhill.

Dear Friends, dear health officials, dear elected members of Parliament.

We are at a cross road as it relates how we can proceed from here.

My decision to stop eating is no doubt a very controversial act of defiance. This is defiance in order to force a dialogue about issues relating to basic human rights.

We are at a cross road because the apparatus of governance has disconnected itself from the responsibility of compassion as it relates to leadership and care.

We are at a crossroad where the waking of humanity is becoming a new meaning a new force. Continue reading


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Readers write their politicians, part 2

Michael Schmidt addressed his letter to Premier McGuinty and sent it by Canada Post under the watchful eye of TV cameras Tuesday in the basement of the Ontario legislature at Queen's Park.

Here’s our second batch of letters from readers of the Bovine to their elected officials, advocating for a sane raw milk solution for Ontario. Thanks to everyone who’s sent us a copy of their letter. I’m sure there are lots more people writing to politicians about raw milk who don’t take the time to send a copy to the Bovine, but we ask that you do so because that way your letter can help inspire others to write as well, and they might get ideas on what to say from reading what you said! As before, these will be archived on the “Letters” page of The Bovine blog.

October 20th 2011

HRH The Prince of Wales

Clarence House, London

Great Britain, SW1A 1BA

Your Royal Highness The Prince of Wales,

I write this message to Your Royal Highness from Vancouver, British Columbia in the interest of asking assistance in an urgent matter regarding small-scale raw dairy farms across Canada. Our provincial governments have recently made this practice illegal and my own dairy farmer, Michael Schmidt, is presently in the twentieth day of his hunger strike to bring justice to our cause. Mr. Schmidt’s earlier acquittal on charges related to producing and distributing raw milk were recently overturned and he faces enormous fines and seizure of his family farm. Canadians like myself who wish to access raw milk have heretofore bought shares in cows in order to obtain it from local farmers. Our government is now putting an end to the practice and his hunger strike is a last resort. He has said he “is willing to die if it’s necessary”. Continue reading


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