Bill 19 is a series of changes to allow two hog processing corporations Maple Leaf and HyLife Foods, to increase their shareholder profits at the expense of rural homeowners, taxpayers, family farms, degraded air, environment, water quality and pig welfare.
Hog Watch Manitoba is promoting a straw based housing system for the pigs which would allow them to fulfill their instinctual needs for rooting and nest building.
Although the Lake Winnipeg watershed is massive and traverses 4 provinces as well as touching on 4 states, the city of Winnipeg is the single largest point source of phosphorus to Lake Winnipeg.
Hog Watch Manitoba has learned of a recent incident in which all of the 1500 pigs in one barn suffocated when the ventilation system failed.
We all know that farm animals can get sick. But how many of us are aware of just how damaging animal epidemics can be – whether on the other side of the world or on our own doorstep? They can
Hog Watch Manitoba is a coalition of farmers, environmentalists, animal welfare supporters and concerned members of the public who are promoting a sustainable hog industry in Manitoba. We appreciate the opportunity to offer feedback on the Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan.
Intensive Livestock Operations; and the Industrializing of Rural America[i] by John Ikerd[ii] Growing public concerns about environmental and public health risks are challenging the legitimacy of large-scale, industrial livestock feeding operations—called ILOs in Canada and CAFOs in the U.S.
Winnipeg Free Press: Industrial pork production has become unsustainable Both Sides Now By: Vicki Burns and Janine Gibson Photo: NELSON CHING / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILES Industrial hog production is leading to devastating issues for Manitoba, according to Vicki Burns and Janine
Pig Progress PEDv can survive in lagoons, study shows Vincent ter Beek Editor of Pig Progress / Topic: Pigs around the world Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv) can survive over nine months in infected lagoons, according to Canadian researchers.
Manitoba Cooperator Barn building code changes under fire after blaze Hog Watch Manitoba is concerned that proposed building code changes will decrease fire safety; the province and pork industry don’t agree By Alexis Stockford Photo: Thinkstock Published: June 23, 2017