Victoria Food Freedom Rally – November 23, 2011

The following report is from Nadine Ijaz, one of the rally organizers.  I may have more on this rally in the next few days.  They had a great turnout!
We had FOUR MLAs standing in support with us at our Victoria BC Rally: Opposition Agriculture Critic Lana Popham, MLA Jenny Kwan (Vancouver – Mount Pleasant), Opposition Health Critic Mike Farnworth, and MLA Nicolas Simon (Sunshine Coast). We are looking forward to working with them towards legalizing herdshares in BC. Let’s hope that the public health officials who witnessed (and video-recorded) BC herdshare farmer Jan Steinman practicing civil disobedience at the Legislature, as he milked his goat and openly shared the milk with a shareholder do the right thing as their office is forced to acknowledge what happened here today.  We are in awe of Vancouver herdshare activist Jackie Ingram for her work in getting the MLAs out to the rally today – and for getting a petition and letters tabled in the Legislature today.

 

Here is an e-mail I got from Jan Steinman yesterday.  I have asked him to elaborate so hopefully that will come soon.

“It was great! I’d guess some 60 or more people, and FOUR MLAs came out to voice support, including the Agriculture Critic and best of all, the Health Critic.
For a potential Minister of Health to come out in support of raw milk is awesome!
There was video coverage from CTV and CHEX, and numerous amateur A-V coverage from people with blogs or YouTube accounts.”
Fantastic rally in Victoria!  Thank you Jan and Nadine!

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