Friday, Sept 8, 2017
Avoiding the Worst
MFA want Canada-wide abuse criteria
MFA/Photo Krista Hiddema
Wednesday, Jonathan Talbot, a worker at Chilliwack Cattle Sales—the largest
factory dairy farm in Canada—pleaded guilty to a total of 2 counts of
violating the BC Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and 1 count of
violating the BC Wildlife Act. Talbot will return to the Chilliwack
Provincial Law Court for sentencing in a few weeks.
To date, five
other workers have been convicted of multiple counts of animal cruelty and
sentenced to jail time and fines. These convictions mark the first time in
Canadian history that factory farm workers have been sentenced to jail for
animal abuse exposed through an undercover investigation by an animal
protection organization. In December 2016, also stemming from this
investigation, Chilliwack Cattle Sales and one of its owners were convicted
of animal cruelty and ordered to pay fines totaling almost $350,000.
undercover video that led to these convictions, visit
Mercy For Animals is dedicated to preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices and policies.
Imagine a world free of cruelty, a world in which we nurture our bodies, minds, and spirits with wholesome, healthy food that is kind to animals and sustainable for our planet. MFA believes that world is possible. In fact, it is inevitable if we work together to elevate humanity to its fullest potential.