We support alternative housing systems for pigs that includes group housing for breeding sows and straw-based housing for all pigs.
We are calling for the phase-out, over the next decade, of all liquid manure systems. In the interim all liquid manure operations should immediately take the following steps:
1) have groundwater monitoring wells installed
2) treat the liquid waste through environmentally acceptable processes to kill off unwanted pathogens
3) phase out the use of sub-therapeutic antibiotics
We feel that no corporation should be allowed to acquire an interest in land for the purposes of farming exept for a family farm corporation.
We believe that all workers, including agricultural workers, should be protected by labour legislation such as the Employment Standards Code.