At a meeting held in Archerwill on
April 9, 2003 we learned that North East Hogs/Big Sky Farms
Inc. is proposing to establish a 5000-sow mega hog operation
somewhere in the Tisdale/Archerwill area. Since then, we
understand that the company has carried out water and soil testing
in the region, looking for suitable sites for this 5-barn
STOP the HOGS Coalition is a group of
concerned ratepayers of the RMs of Barrier Valley and Ponass Lake
that are opposed to this proposal. Because of our grave
concerns about the environmental and social implications of the
'factory' production of hogs, we believe this would be a very
dangerous and unwise decision. The only hope we have of
stopping this project is now, before the barns are built.
Once they are built and in operation, it is too late.
For your information, we are posting an RM map with
red coloured squares indicating opposition to the hog barn
development. Please note that due to land changing hands and being
sold and purchased, this map can not be considered 100% accurate, however,
to the best of our knowledge and information it is complete.
Even though the September 1, 2003 deadline is
passed, you can still (if you are eligible) print off the
Petition, sign it, forward it to us and we will take it to
the RM to be added to the others. Every
signature reinforces the message to the RM that we are
opposed to the pig factories proposed for our community and want a
vote to settle this matter.
of signatures required to make 60% - 378
of signatures currently on petition - 380