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Intensive Hog Production and Future Pandemics

Jan. 4, 2022 by

Epidemiologist, Rob Wallace, and virologist, Angela Rasmussen, are warning us that the intensive raising of agricultural animals for food will likely cause the next pandemic because these industrial barns are like virus factories. Raising thousands of animals in close confinement

Plumas Group & Hog Watch Outraged at $2.2 million Subsidy to Topigs Norsvin

Plumas Group & Hog Watch Outraged at $2.2 million Subsidy to Topigs Norsvin

Dec. 2, 2021 by

Hog Watch Manitoba and Plumas group Decries Government Subsidies to Topigs Norsvin $2.2 million to Foreign Company Ignoring Community Concerns and Opposition Winnipeg (December 2, 2021) – Hog Watch Manitoba shares the anger and frustration felt by many Plumas area

Hylife Foods Slaughterhouse Quietly Fined for Cruelty to Pigs

Nov. 21, 2020 by

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Hog Watch Manitoba Call to Action For A Just Green Recovery Post Covid19

Jun. 3, 2020 by

Smaller is smarter! Hog Watch Manitoba is calling for smaller slaughter plants and smaller hog farms to ensure ethical, environmental and economic sustainability.

Pigs in pens in industrial barn

The Manitoba Protein Advantage February 1, 2019 Consultation Comments by Ruth Pryzner Submitted on May 15, 2019

May. 21, 2019 by

The consultation document is short on details and long on rhetoric, particularly in relation to the claim that expansion of protein production being environmentally/ecologically viable, in the public interest and economically sustainable for farmers. The underlying premise of the goal

Watchdog group cries hogwash

Sep. 26, 2018 by

By: Chelsea Kemp Brandon Sun Posted: 09/26/2018 3:00 AM STRATHCLAIR — An agricultural watchdog group is calling for the Rural Municipality of Yellowhead’s elected officials to take action on what they allege is a hog farmer’s illegal expansion. These concerns

Bill 19 Threatens Local Control For Rural Communities

Apr. 30, 2018 by

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.

Emerging Issues in Swine Welfare

Apr. 5, 2018 by

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.

Letter to Mayor Bowman about Winnipeg’s Sewage Treatment

Mar. 26, 2018 by

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.

Suffocation of 1500 pigs another sign of perils of Industrial Style Hog Barns

Mar. 7, 2018 by

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.