Open letter to the Yukon territorial government:
First a dairy expert in system and marketing came to the Yukon last fall to study the feasibility of a dairy industry.
Now a pre-feasibility study (paid for by the territorial government from federal funds) is being conducted for a slaughterhouse in the Yukon.
Knowing what we know about the destructive health and ecological impacts of the animal-use industries, why would we want these industries here?
Our government needs to be told the people of the Yukon will not be deceived into believing that animal farming is good for us.
Meanwhile, our environment is under huge pressures from climate change, destruction of natural habitat, water pollution and so on – all of these significantly worsened by the meat industry and the allied industries of dairy, eggs, fish, and feed crops.
Using animals harms agriculture – original meaning: cultivation of fields, no nonhuman animals involved.