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Raw Milk Drinkers in Ontario Seek to Raise $100,000 to Challenge Injunction that Criminalizes Raw Milk Distribution

Help us defend constitutional rights of raw milk consumers in Canada!

Raw milk consumers across Canada have spent decades peacefully trying to obtain raw milk from local farmers despite the threat of harassment from the authorities. Finally, some of us have stepped forward to tell the courts that our constitutional rights are being violated by laws restricting access to raw milk – a food that is perfectly legal to consume in Canada.

A January 2018 injunction against anyone “selling, delivering or distributing” raw milk in Ontario was the last straw, criminalizing peaceful citizens who want access to this safe, unprocessed food. So, with the encouragement of leaders from several cow-share communities in southwestern Ontario – we’ve mobilized!

We found a highly experienced lawyer to represent us on a partly pro bono basis, and his legal team has been building our case at lightning speed. In early February they served a Notice of Application against the Attorneys General of Ontario and Canada, on our behalf – 19 raw milk consumers and two raw milk producers, whose freedom of conscience or religion, and security of person, are being violated (under sections 2 and 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms).

All 21 of us applicants made this commitment despite financial risk, the ordeal of being cross-examined, and fear of the unknown consequences of taking on the Government. We did this not only based on our personal conviction, but on behalf of our raw milk communities and other consumers across Canada, who all stand to benefit from this constitutional challenge.

Please help us pay the legal bills: $100,000 during the next ten months. (Regardless of which side wins at the Ontario Superior Court, the decision could be appealed and ultimately the case may be decided by the Supreme Court of Canada. So next year, unless the case is settled, we will have to raise money for the next round.) Continue reading

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Raw milk “Milk War” movie will be screened in Vancouver Feb. 6, 3pm

Hella D. on the upcoming Milk War movie screening in Vancouver:

From the November 2006 raid at Glencolton Farms -- by Ministry of Natural Resources personnel

Written and directed by award winning journalist Kevin O’Keefe
Produced by Declan O’Driscoll
Gemini Award-winning actor Colm Feore narrates Continue reading

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Kids for raw milk fundraising concert coming Sat., April 18th, 2009 at the Village Market, Vaughan, Ontario

Howdy Pardners!!!!

If I were a healthy man... Fiddler on the cow, coming April 18th

"If I were a healthy man..." It's Fiddler on the Barn... well actually, it's "Kids for Raw Milk", coming April 18th.

Kids for Raw Milk are doin’ a down home music fun-filled mornin’ at the Village Market!!!!

When?  Saturday April 18th

Why? To Raise Money for the Legal Defense Fund

because these kids support raw milk and love the farm and cows!!!!!!!

There’ll be some singin’, music makin’ and some fiddlin’ that ya just might like to kick up your heels to.      Continue reading

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