Coincidence

Two stories from Manitoba published on May 7.  One on the disappearance of hog barns . . .

Karl Kynoch, chair of the Manitoba Pork Council, says although the mass exodus has slowed up, now it’s the tearing down of the barns themselves that’s alarming.

“We’ve gone through the worst economic crisis in the history of the hog industry, so some of the reasons are for financial reasons,” Kynoch said. “Producers don’t want to pay the taxes or insurance on facilities that they may never see filled again, so they’re tearing them down.”

. . . and another on the disappearance of a hog barn.

The massive hog barn fire near Zhoda, south of Steinbach, on Friday was at least the fourth large hog barn blaze within a 10 mile radius over the past 2 years. 7,500 animals were killed at Sandy Pines farm on Friday. The barns were owned by Provista.

5,000 animals were killed at Hytek’s Silverado operation in a fire in May of 2008. A month later, 7000 hogs died in a fire at Blue Ribbon swine farm near Zhoda. In July of 2009, 7500 animals perished in a blaze at Four Pines farm, also near Zhoda.

With thanks to Twyla Francois of Canadians for the Ethical Treatment of Food Animals.

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  1. 1 THS Protest May 12, 2010 at 10:22 am

    http://www.yorkregion.com/news/article/814622–you-may-be-able-to-help-save-animals

    You may be able to help save animals
    By Amanda Persico

    The Ontario SPCA is asking qualified residents and local veterinarians who can treat ringworm to contact them with services you can offer to help save the remaining animals that were scheduled to be euthanized today.

    The euthanizing of more than 350 dogs, cats and other pets went on while protestors cried and pleaded for the animals to be saved.

    Tanya Firmage, the acting director of animal care, is asking qualified residents to contact the Ontario SPCA directly.

    You can contact Anne Buonaiuto at 905-898-7122 or e-mail abuonaiuto@ospca.on.ca

    Professional dog groomer Erikah McNeice is donating her time to shave and give medical baths to infected animals saved from the Ontario SPCA. Ms McNeice can be reached at emcneice@live.com


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