A BRIEF HISTORY
In 2011, Canada’s prison farms were dismantled under the former Conservative government’s “Tough on Crime” agenda. The farms were not financially sustainable and were tainted by numerous allegations of physical and sexual abuse.
In 2018, the Liberal government announced it would restore prison farms, beginning in Kingston Ontario, claiming they will “emphasize rehabilitation” through “animal therapy” and “promote local sustainability.”
The former prison farms produced food for prisoners. Now prisoners will factory farm goats to produce infant formula for the Chinese market. This has nothing to do with rehabilitation, therapy, or sustainability.
WHY NOT DAIRY?
Dairy operations involve:
Using insemination guns to cause pregnancy and lactation
Removing newborns so milk can be harvested for humans
Systematically slaughtering male infants
Painfully burning horns off kids and calves
Slaughtering mothers when milk declines
Green agriculture and sanctuary would:
Produce healthy food for prisoners
Model climate change solutions
Teach life skills and responsibility
Offer job training consistent with market trends
Nurture compassion and non-violence