Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hylife barn overheated this summer

Pigs died inside.
The survivors ate their dead pen mates.

In Manitoba.

Your industry sucks. 

Friday, January 30, 2015


ECOLOGY WITHOUT NATURE: Winnipeg Here We Come: I'm having a bit of a creative streak and I think the talks I'm doing for the University of Manitoba might be some of my very best, ...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Farm animals and sunshine

"Stop tragedy unfolding on factory farms
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 | Thank you to Mr. Fefchak, for saying what needs to be said. (“Factory Farming Invites New Diseases,” letter to the editor, Jan. 15). It is hard to witness this modern-day tragedy unfolding in factory farms. The attitude that we must fight against nature to win is obviously failing.
The balance of nature requires that animals have sunshine on their bodies, nutritious food, room to roam, and do what is natural to them, in order to thrive.
Hog producers need to muster up their courage and change their ways. Clean out the barns, give the animals comfortable bedding, especially the mothers and their babies, and provide access to the outdoors. Raise livestock in a more natural way. Let common sense prevail again.
The customers are there, waiting.
Thank you to the Brandon Sun for publishing John’s letter.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 20, 2015