Sheep taken from breeder’s farm
Posted 1 year ago
Sun, Apr 29th, '12 - 7:24 am
There’s been another incident on a sheep breeder’s farm near Hastings involving the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Agents and security guards showed up at the Wholearth Farmstudio Friday evening, and stayed all night, guarding 9 rare Shropshire Sheep.
Yesterday morning, they took the sheep away, to be destroyed, after saying they had discovered one of the sheep, which had died recently, had the disease, Scrapie.
Farm owner Montana Jones says the sheep did not show any of the classic symptoms of Scrapie.
However, a Canadian Food Inspection vet said the animal had died from the disease, which is the sheep version of mad cow disease.
Earlier this month, the C.F.I.A had arrived at the Jones farm in Trent Hills to take away 31 of the Shropshire sheep to destroy them because of suspected Scrapie.
A group called the “Farmers Peace Corps” had taken them to a hidden location, and the agency walked away empty handed.
The entire matter is before the courts.