Opinion

A number of years ago, one of the first farm meetings I attended as a young radio reporter on the agriculture beat had a speaker talking on a subject that few farmers had considered. It was on what role activism would play in food production down the road, and how farmers could react. At the time, these activists were slowly becoming the well-funded, well-organized machines they are today. In that talk by Crystal Mackay, now Executive Director of Farm & Food Care – Ontario, she made an important point about animal rights versus animal welfare and that each animal in…

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