Local abattoir good for environment, food sustainability

We should be supporting a Peninsula-based poultry abattoir, not resisting it

Why am I not really surprised? Your front page article June 8 regarding a local poultry farmer didn’t get any comments on the letters page coming to the farmer’s defence.

Oh yes, we all want the 50 mile diet and also to reduce our carbon footprint, but we can not stand up for someone providing us with the poultry sold in our area. Is Kildonan Farm not in the agricultural area of North Saanich? The Saanich Peninsula was once all agricultural. We used to see cattle on most of the fields and people raised hogs and poultry. Do you see many now?

With all the abattoirs up Island it puts a lot more cost on our product with the price of fuel and time for the transport up and back to these places, not to mention the stress of travelling for the animals.

Oh well, we can always go buy New Zealand beef that is advertised by a local grocery store and our vegetables from China, Mexico or Chile that don’t have the same regulations as Canada on pesticides or chemicals on food.

Jean Kennedy

Central Saanich

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