A BRIEF HISTORY

In 2011, Canada’s prison farms were dismantled under the former Conservative government’s “Tough on Crime” agenda.

In 2019, the Liberal government will 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 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

WHY EVOLVE?

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