Thursday, June 24, 2010

Barn Fire horrors continue

Since a coalition of groups began working on this issue over two years ago, little movement has been made by the federal government. We continue to demand that modifications be made to new and existing barns to protect humans and non-humans alike. With hundreds of thousands of animals dying horrifying deaths, it speaks volumes about our government's ethics and humanity.

All you have to do is visit Laurie Loveman's website on Fire Safety in Barns, and you'll get an idea about how pressing an issue this is in Canada. She keeps an extensive 'Fire Log' on fires throughout North America. Some other interesting resources are below.

Please contact your MP and MPP today and demand progressive, humane regulations.

For more information, visit the Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals.


From the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs:

Barn Fires - An Increasing Problem for Ontario Farmers: Questions and Answers to Barn Fires and Fires in Large Farm Structures

A recent headline: Manitoba barn fires kill 7500 pigs

Another headline: Fires in factory farms are taking a heavy toll

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