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

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Southern resident orca L41 considered missing and feared dead

The orca was last spotted in Aug. 2019 when photographed in western Strait of Juan de Fuca

Victoria resident says WestJet employee uttered racist comment, refused to let her on plane

Customer claims she was told ‘You guys can’t handle your alcohol’ by WestJet employee

Indigenous youth arrested during 15-hour occupation to hold press conference Wednesday morning

The speakers are expected to condemn police, RCMP actions towards Indigenous people

VIDEO: Saanich family competes on first season of ‘Family Feud Canada’

Charania family will face off against the Torres family from Hamilton, Ont.

Oak Bay confirms first heritage conservation area

Heritage bylaw for The Prospect neighbourhood in final phase

B.C. reports first coronavirus in Vancouver region

First patient visited Wuhan, China, reported symptoms

Greater Victoria’s wanted list for the week of Jan. 28

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Are you concerned about the coronavirus?

The coronavirus which has sparked concern around the globe has now arrived… Continue reading

Off-duty Nanaimo Mountie takes down would-be ice cream thief

Suspect attempted to steal Dilly Bars from Dairy Queen location on Sunday

Nanaimo man hit with pole in dispute over off-leash dog

RCMP say no charges recommended at this time

Was there a tornado on Vancouver Island Monday?

Suspected phone app glitch gives eerie warning

Work has started on Malahat Skywalk, expected completion in 2021

$15-million project expected to open in spring, 2021

B.C. reports first coronavirus in Vancouver region

First patient visited Wuhan, China, reported symptoms

Sooke Minor Fastball to host coaching clinic

Clinic ideal for those planning to coach U6 to U18 teams

Most Read