While I will admit I don't know the full story, what I have seen reminds me a lot of a farmer in Vermont a few years back. This lady was a farmer raising endangered livestock and must have pissed off the wrong people because she had her entire flock of sheep tracked down and euthanized. Then the state was kind enough to foot her with the bill.
I'm supporting her legal battle and I encourage anyone else who would like to see the state have to actually support their decision in court to do the same.
The story: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/06/07/cfia-destroys-life-of-innocent-shepherd-by-murdering-her-flock-of-rare-sheep-now-she-faces-up-to-12-years-in-jail/
Her Funding Site: http://www.gofundme.com/FarmedAndDangerous
I'm a fan of acting on solid information, not fear, unlike the government we all face consequences for poor decisions. I'd like to see government held to the same standard. Hopefully this happens and makes farmers in that region a little safer from thoughtless government action.
April 27, 2012: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of scrapie in a quarantined sheep flock in Eastern Ontario. The disease was confirmed in a sheep that recently died on the farm.
CFIA official statement from 2012
Sounds like there was scrapie confirmed in her flock, but she is spinning the story based on the negative test results.
The animals that were ordered destroyed by the CFIA tested negative but the sheep that died on the farm tested positive. Montana Jones carefully parses her words to give the impression that none of her animals have ever tested positive for scrapie (makes for a better fundraising story) but that is disingenuous at best.
Good day all, thanks again for the info.