Wholearth Farmstudio’s livelihood ground to a halt in 2010 when the Canadian Food Inspection Agency ordered the farm into quarantine under suspicion of an alleged scrapie infection. The CFIA proceeded to destroy the majority of Montana Jones’ perfectly healthy flock of heritage Shropshire sheep, with no proof or conclusive evidence of disease.
When small farmer Montana Jones stood up to protect her flock and speak out about the CFIA’s draconian practices, she was charged and taken to court along with raw-milk activist Michael Schmidt and Robert Pinnell. After 5 years, she’s still working her way through the justice system. Montana and her co-accused have just spent the last year going through the preliminary hearing, and legal fees are seemingly insurmountable, already exceeding $150k, and the case hasn’t even gone to trial yet.
That’s why we need your help. By becoming a member of Wholearth Farmstudio, you’ll be helping to support Montana Jones vs. CFIA, as well as refocusing our efforts on creating a safe and sustainable space for events, education and rare breeds.
Please join us today. Help ensure Wholearth continues on as a conservancy for rare breeds and as a sanctuary for you, your family, and friends.