Kurtis R. Andrews

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Biosecurity is an animal welfare issue, and activists don’t care

On July 5, 2019, Posted by , In Blog, With 1 Comment

Biosecurity is an animal welfare issue, or it should be considered an animal welfare issue for the purposes of animal protection legislation. When careless trespassers, such as animal rights activists, enter biosecure areas without any regard for the consequences of their actions, they should be liable for prosecution under animal…

Open Letter to the Attorney General of Ontario

On May 1, 2019, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Read my open letter to the Attorney General of Ontario regarding the practical immunity of animal rights activists in Ontario:

Activists trespassing on farms is not new: fur-farms were the “canary in the coal mine”

On March 27, 2019, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Farmers are up in arms about animal-rights activists forcing their way onto a dairy farm on March 9, against the protests of the dairy farmer. As they should be. It feels like this incident might act as catalyst to motivate ALL livestock sectors to band together and form a common…

Animal-rights activists are attacking our right to choose what we eat

On March 19, 2019, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Just over a month ago, I wrote an article about how farmers should stop inviting the public into their livestock barns, especially as a response to animal-rights activists’ demands to see how farming is done. I stated that these activists will never be satisfied, and will only use the information…

When do farmers stop asking for approval, when they are doing nothing wrong?

On February 25, 2019, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Last week (Feb. 1, 2019), TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin aired a show about Ontario’s animal welfare standards for livestock, featuring Bonnie Den Haan, a dairy farmer, and Camille Labchuk, a lawyer and Director of Animal Justice Canada (an animal rights advocacy group). While Ms. Den Haan did an…