The Western Dairy Council and its members were shocked and dismayed by recently-released video footage showing disturbing incidents of animal abuse at a Fraser Valley dairy farm. Our members do not condone the mistreatment of animals at any farm under any circumstances and appreciated the swift action taken by the BC Milk Marketing Board (BCMMB) to suspend the farm’s license, pending investigation, upon learning of the incidents.
Since that time, we have been kept apprised of BCMMB’s investigation and the resulting Corrective Action Plan that it has set as a requirement to reintegrate the farm’s milk back into the supply. We understand that BCMMB’s decision to reinstate the farm’s license is conditional on the full implementation of the Corrective Action Plan. We expect that BCMMB will ensure that all provisions of the plan, including requirements for continuous external oversight and frequent, unannounced inspections, will be completely adhered to at all times.
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