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Alberta raw milk case with Judith and Eric resumes Feb. 23rd, in Edmonton

February 23rd at 9:00 a.m. in Room 267 Judith Johnson and Eric Pudlo, farmers for a cow share, will be appearing before criminal court and the Court of Queens Bench regarding the sale of raw milk.

Approximate time in court 9:00 a.m. to 12:00.  It could go longer depending on a few factors that have not been determined yet.  Come whenever and however long you can make it.  Michael said that we just need to make a strong appearance of support by showing up.  People come and go from the court room constantly so don’t worry about interrupting.

Alberta Health’s goal, according to their lawyer, is that Judith and Eric cease and desist milking the cows of the cow share members.  The government does not acknowledge cow shares in Alberta.  The lawyer stated that if they cease and desist then the government will drop everything. Continue reading


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More on the “nuisance” of raw milk in Alberta — Judith Johnson and Eric Pudlo vs Alberta Health, January 10th

From Charlene — special to The Bovine — an eyewitness account of the court hearing of Judith Johnson and Eric Pudlo vs Alberta Health, Jan. 10th, 2011:

Glenn Jenkins from Alberta Health and their lawyer defending "the public" health laws

The Meaning of “Nuisance”

Dictionary Definition of Nuisance…

Obnoxious or annoying person, thing, condition, practice.
Something offensive or annoying to individuals or to the community
c.1410, injury, hurt, harm, to hurt.  Anything obnoxious to a community (bad smells, pests, eyesores)
In 1661 – source of annoyance, something personally disagreeable
To harm
Something (as an act, object, or practice) that invades or interferes with another’s rights or interests by being offensive, annoying, dangerous, obstructive or unhealthful.

Alberta Health’s Definition of Nuisance…


The roads were extremely icy and it took twice as long to get anywhere on Monday, January 10th but more than 28 people made the journey.  As they filled the room the members of the Appeal Board were noticeably amazed at the level of interest this case was attracting. Continue reading


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“Raw milk a nuisance” — Michael Schmidt reports from Alberta Health Board hearing today in Edmonton

Farmers Eric and Judith on the left, next to Michael Schmidt

Who is the enemy?????

I am sitting at the Edmonton airport waiting to fly home. We just finished our hearing in front of the Albert Health Appeal Board. Continue reading


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