Proposed New Mink Farm Could Pose Threat To Annapolis River
Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:53 AM
Here is another disturbing story I came across in the Chronicle Herald on the weekend.
Despite the disturbing link between these farms and water pollution a proposed Mink Farm near Tupperville, on the Annapolis River, seems to be raising little concern with government, but has area residents deeply worried.
Here is a link to the story: Mink Farm plan causes 'many concerns' - http://thechronicleh...s-many-concerns
Seems that our government has blinders on and will not learn from past mistakes. Or - they simply could care less about the environment.
Is there no other site that this venture could set up on that wasn't on a river?
Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:02 AM
Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:05 AM
Wonder what this type of pollution could do for a river?
Despite the lessons that should have been learned from the Yarmouth scenario, it amazes me that the government would even entertain this farms proposal.
Thanks for the link, Tim.
Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:06 AM
Feeding their pet seals!
Posted 30 April 2012 - 03:32 PM
This struck me as odd, given that so much apparel actually comes from China. Are their environmental laws so strict *cough* *cough* *sputter* that mink farming is prohibited there?
Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:01 PM
Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:31 PM
Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:38 PM
Are you implying that we can't multi-task? That we're incapable of walking and chewing gum at the same ti... oh crap... I nearly swallowed my gum... I'll spit it out... oh no... it's all over my shoe...
Now what was I saying again?
Posted 30 April 2012 - 06:54 PM
Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:40 AM
Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:33 AM
I believe Forestry (as practised today) is one of the "key" issues in the degradation of our environment. When forestry became mechanized and selective harvesting went out of fashion, many, many years ago, the battle should have been waged. As clear-cutting became the standard; people should have been up in arms.
Moreover, as government supported, subsidized and approved this industry, we the people, should have raised our voices and shouted, "NO MORE". Yet there was only a whimper.
And herein lies, what I consider, the BIG Issue. Whether it be forestry, mining and oil exploration, fish farms or mink farms there is ONE common denominator - Government. This should be the cause everyone comes together to correct. This is who approves ALL of these projects.
Governance in our province and country has been allowed to slip from elected representation to near fascism. People have quietly and without opposition settled into a new form of government without a shot being fired. The worst part of this is the complacency.
If people expected more from their elected officials, demanded more accountability, perhaps we wouldn't be faced with the long list of crap that we debate on this site. This...Will not happen.
People have been conditioned and trained by the system to capitulate. How often do you hear or read, "You can't fight government". And maybe rightfully so. They use our own tax dollars to fight us. They hold them above our noses and tell us to, SIT! Stay!". Like chastised puppies - we comply. Meanwhile, treated like little children we sit and accept that, "it's for our own good."
This, Guest, is the BIG issue. Until we take back some semblance of an elected representative government - all of these battles will have to be fought on an individual basis. Forestry, fish farming, mining, mink farming (and on and on) - all have to be fought. Individually. Because the larger battle will never come until people have truly had enough. Then it will probably be too late to make a difference.
Sorry for the rant. I just can't believe that the so-called Government and the people they hire can't seem to learn basic, simple concepts. They certainly are unable to learn from their mistakes. And we are stuck paying for their ineptitude.
Gotta go. That vein in my head is not looking good.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:56 PM
Posted 17 May 2012 - 05:36 AM
There is a little positive news, in this mornings Chronicle Herald, regarding this story. Annapolis county Council has passed a motion restricting this industry to it's current locations while it reviews the issues.
Here is the story: Annapolis County puts hold on Mink Farms - http://thechronicleh...d-on-mink-farms
Good job by the Annapolis County council. Bravo!
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