Posted last night on Montana Jones’ “Save Our Shrops — Shropshire Sheep Facebook page:
CFIA RAID on WHOLEARTH FARM!—Suddenly, at 7:15 PM tonight, four Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) officials arrived at Montana Jones farm with an Order of Destruction for 9 VRQ genotyped sheep.
CFIA claim that the obex of a sheep submitted tested positive for scrapie. We do not believe them. These are the sheep CFIA claimed were low risk for scrapie. We asked for the DNA report to have it retested by a third party with DNA kept from the same sheep, to avoid another CFIA possible “mistake”.
They refuse to provide the DNA.
CFIA left just a while ago. They will return by early morning—in less than 8 hours—to load the sheep and take them away to kill them and their unborn lambs. No time for an overnight injunction on a weekend..they know that. They have planned it so they can take and kill the sheep with no interference.
The sheep DID NOT HAVE SCRAPIE…and DNA from the test tissues WILL prove it.
CFIA veterinarian Douglas MacLeod who delivered this news tonight, was the same person who examined the very same animal the day before she died last week, saying that she looked very comfortable. He commented, “She’s not grinding her teeth, doesn’t look to be in any pain, she doesn’t have any scrapie symptoms, her eyes look normal, she has a normal gait, no tremors…perhaps it’s pregnancy toxemia.” The ewe had others issues unrelated to scrapie, exhibited over only a few days. She was pining for her missing flockmates, and had stopped eating, then began throwing up, and I suspected an impacted rumen.
Now…. two security guards sit in two vehicles at the end of my driveway on the roadside. They will not give me their names, only to say they are there for the government and will be idling their fumes all night long.
IF YOU CAN COME TO THE FARM their arrival at 8:00 Sat morning, voice your opinion! Tell them what you think—Should they give me MY OWN SHEEP’S DNA back for a fair, unbiased test?
If they are convinced it’s a real, un-tampered-with, not- falsified actual result, why not let the DNA prove it?