The Case, page 5

Good Day, you awesome human

Generations of internal peace and prosperity have left this land to you. Praises to you for the great peace of our ancestors and for the quiet calm of harmony. The brilliant diversity of multi-culturalism has enriched our lives and brought peace to thousands.

The Canadian cultural landscape is filled with diversity. The sharing of the richness of heredity is a gift. A gift of knowledge, intelligence and beauty. The preservation of such gifts is a national dream. Our national treasures aquaint us with the mysteries of the great planet. The mystery of bio diversity, of the human, of the ancient past. Our aptitudes thrive in such a land, building, sharing and preservation. The great gift of today comes from a past of diligence, daring, nurture and care. Each careful step to the fulfillment of a dream. A land of beauty and prosperity.
Brave fur traders, sensible exchange, hearty pioneers, diligent work. The work ethics of our past is the reward of our present. The safety and security of our culture is the preservation of the dignity of our ancestors. They came, they rose to the challenge and they achieved.
Generations of the family farm brings us national pride. No destruction, no despair. The endless call to finer produce, finer meat, finer farming. The endless call to feed the nation, to feed the starving. The diligence to the craft. Build a better product and save the hungry.
A noble cause from caring business enterprise. A commonplace cause in yesteryear, commonplace in the 1800’s, but not so much now. Our dependence upon those few who try, increases as cities fill, shopping malls increase and retail, merchandise and commerce become the more sought after way of life. Fewer and fewer farms to feed the growing masses of the multitudes of humanity in this country. Fewer and fewer people whose talents and skills lie with the land.
Immigration is steady. It brings many gifts. Culture, recreation, connections to countries abroad. It brings a demand for international relations, for products and services to fulfill the needs of newcomers. Cities swell, urban areas develop, the demand for food product increases, but the family farm diminishes. Of the thousands who enter the country, few leave the cities, few choose to farm.
Of all of our nations wealth and prosperity, where will we be without food.

http://www.gofundme.com/FarmedAndDangerous

The family farm is in decline. Mishaps that cause alarm resound in our ears. The food chain is threatened. This is not just a case about sheep. The other animals are gone as well. This is a case about a farm. A Canadian farm. An industry in decline in Canada. An industry that helped to build a strong and healthy population, a strong and healthy nation. An industry first and foremost in our minds. Food.
Our negotiations cannot fail.
written by Dr. Louise Hayes
November 30,2013

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The Case, page 4

Good morning, brave hearts

A day to call your own. A day of well spent pleasure, of pursuits of intelligence and excellence. A day in the life of the great planet that gives you joy and prosperity. Hail to you, almighty human for the joy and achievements of this day.

For you, the family farm might be a lifetime away. A thought in your mind as you feast upon the daily harvest and shop amongst the worlds finest negotiations. Food on your plate, no starvation, good health, good nutrition and commonplace abundance. Lucky you, great human, for the commonplace prosperity of this land.
The family farm is the lifeline of our nation. It brings security and prosperity to us in the form of high quality farm goodness that sustains us with healthful produce. The fresh quality food, high in vitamin and mineral content protects our bodies and gives us strength. The family farm, a vital key in our survival, is our lifeline to survival.
Aptitudes of animal husbandry, crop production and the joy of the land.
For those people who enter into the farming business enter with gladness. The business and its necessity are obvious. The work is constant, the reward is fulfilling. The healthy farm and its wholesome product is a passion of business, sharing, nurture and care.
The occasional mishap becomes a public outcry of save us! Save us from disease, from blight, from nutritional deficiency, from crop failure, from lost variety and starvation. The interruption of the food chain is a genuine loss of contentment. The loss of carefully cultivated genetics is a loss of cultural heritage.

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/04/13/marni-soupcoff-the-cfia-shouldnt-be-leading-montana-joness-lambs-to-the-slaughter/

An unusual case. The plight of a shepherdess and the loss of generations of careful Canadian selection, breeding, heritage sheep and cultural heritage. The loss of livelihood and passion. All for an animal, an infected animal, a diseased creature that did not reside on this farm. An animal who resided 1500 miles away. An animal that developed a disease which it would only spread to each other, not to other livestock or humans. An animal that was destroyed 1500 miles away after being diagnosed with a disease called scrapie, which infects sheep and goats.
None of the animals in her possession had the disease.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrapie

An unusual case. No disease amongst the animals in her flock. A flock of rare animals, of heritage Shropshire sheep of careful selection and breeding. A disturbing case of years of investigation and persistent intrusion. A case of sorrow and hardship. A case of loss and devastation.
Hear us, almighty human, as the court case for this family farm nears. The Canadian farm is a legacy to Canadian nation building and survival. Heritage breeds remind us of the glorious past of nation building and the strength of the people in pioneering, homesteading, farming and settling the land.
Hear us, almighty human, as we reason this case.

written by Dr. Louise Hayes
November 29, 2013
http://www.empowernetwork.com/?almostassecretid=louisehayes

The Case, page 3

Good morning, almighty human

The adventure of this day, is the adventure of our lives. Brilliant people, from far off places looked at this land with joy. A destiny awaits. A life of more than survival, more than hard work, more than toil and struggle. A life of promise, of achieving potential, of security, of freedom! A colony awaits the brave.
Venture forth, almighty ones. You have chosen the path to a destiny in a land of harsh climate and short growing season. Strength to you, brave ones, for your duty calls and you aspire. Come! Calls the great land and your ears hear the call and your mind sours with imagination and knowledge. Come to this great land and call this colony your home.
And so they came. Brave pioneers, farmers, homesteaders, settlers, bringing with them all of their skills, their training, their knowledge, their strength, their aptitude and their passion. A goal in mind. To settle the vast land and to make it their home.
Praises! Praises for the adventure of your lives and praises still for the enduring negotiation of the nation.
The livestock they brought with them were the wonderful animals whose tough genetics would survive in a land of harsh winters. Heritage breeds of livestock with superior capability of survival in this land.
Strong, independent people, with courage and foresight. Build a nation, was the rallying call. To nationhood they came.
The wild was cleared and the livestock set out to pasture. Excitement and apprehension fills the air. All of the hard work and endless planning must have the expected results. No losses, no agony, no harsh reality. Only the endless call to build, to dream, to prosperity. Only the endless call to colonize, to pursue the dream, to be daring and to venture. We cannot fail.
The livestock are a superior breed. Tough and adaptive, like their human masters. A strong and hearty creature with superior characteristics and genetics. In the sheep, superior wool and meat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfKwQs6DBQ0 = Shropshire sheep

The family farm was fairly small, only enough land that could be cleared and maintained. Enough land to sustain them and then to push them further into prosperity. Well kept land with fertile soil and manageable crops. A lifetime of dreams to pursue. A lifeline to freedom and security. Pastures were cleared and fences erected to keep the great wild at bay.
The livestock adapted, became contented and reproduced healthy offspring. Now prosperity is possible. That being over 170 years ago and still the same strain of animals. The same genetic blood, the heritage breed of yesteryear, still producing their healthy offspring today. These belong to us. They belong to our genetic strains registered here. A breed of rare, heritage sheep. Rare for this country, deserving our attention and protection.
Over a 170 years of careful breeding, four generations of careful family farming. Lifetimes of toil, careful selection. Knowledge, skill, training, education, planning, perseverance, travel, selection, work and work and work. The toil is endless, but the results impressive. Raise the bar! Set the standard high. Achieve the ultimate goal! The lavish praises earned for endless hours of work and perseverance. To you almighty man, for steadfast dedication to your craft. A National Historic site in your name.
Then, a mishap. Eh?
written by Dr. Louise Hayes
November 24, 2013

The Case. page 1

Peace, almighty human. May you be forever the great peace maker, the negotiator, the wise and the brilliant.
The mighty planet sighs and heaves up yet another magnificent tree from such a tiny seed. Nurture and care, almighty ones, the tiny seed contains the life form, the genetic pattern, the strength and endurance to send a huge tree climbing to the sky. A genetic patterning as individual as animal life.
A stand of aspen trees all come from the same source, but each one will be a different colour of green, the leaves turn at different times and the wind blows them to the ground on different days. The trees themselves are part of the life giving force of the planet. The air that we breathe.
We protect our environments and it protects us. The oxygen that the trees produce, saves us.
The wild predator in the great land, saves us. Don’t venture out alone, brave human, it calls to our senses. We don’t and our numbers protect us from the dangers of the wild landscape and the predator has saved us.
The awesome wonder of a special place, protecting a rare flower, we save this. Saved for its unique biological significance. Saved for it’s special contribution to our eyes, its ecosystem, the unique life forms that might depend on it. Saved for it’s beauty, it’s rarity. But saved!
We view the environment as our responsibility to protect, not just for the preservation of the land and it’s inhabitants, but for our survival as well. We protect an ecosystem, with it’s unique biodiversity, because our common sense, our intelligence, our heritage and our education direct us to do so.
The wild, to protect the great wild.
Another animal comes forward and calls to the wind. I am lonely! Another animal on the list of rare, vulnerable or endangered species. Hear us mankind, our numbers decline and the list increases rapidly.
As environmentalists and conservationists we respond with gifts and lobbying for the great wild. It is our home, our legacy and our national treasure.
But treasures come in different forms. As preservationists of cultural integrity, of architecture, of history, the case to save the bio diversity of environments and animal life has always been of imperative urgency. This is what we love. It is beauty to us. It is our dignity and our soul.
Bio diversity is key. It comes in many forms. A multi cultural nation, environmentally diverse regions, the intelligence to work together to save it all.
So now, we come to the case. The family farm.
Historically the homestead and the family farm are the backbone of the country. Early settlers came here with the hopes and dreams of life in a new land and prosperity from the family farm. They brought with them their own breeds of livestock. Hearty animals that could survive the journey, the different land and climate. Heritage breeds of now Canadian animals, that also need our ears. The case is a heritage breed called the Shropshire sheep.

http://shropshiresheep.org/news-on-cfia-slaughter/
written by Dr. Louise Hayes
November 23,2013