Raw Milk is outlawed nationwide in Canada.
Michael Schmidt has been the prominent figure advocating for raw milk to be legalized in Canada, through civil disobedience and continuing to serve his community with raw milk and dairy products, for two decades.
He’s been sent to prison over this in years past, had his property destroyed, and his community has suffered the loss of his locally produced dairy products too many times now.
Glencolton Farms raided in October 2021
Michael Schmidt’s farm, Glencolton Farms, was raided for the fourth time in late October, 2021.
October 27th, 2021
Today we had a pre-dawn milk raid at the farm. Countless cars, officers including our community partners West Grey PS. They blocked concession 2 and then violently knocked on the doors and broke into our barn and adjacent buildings.-Michael Schmidt
This is the 4th milk raid within 27 years.
October 28th, 2021
Open Letter-Michael Schmidt
Dear West Grey Police Chief Robert Martin
Last Tuesday October 27th you dispatched at least 5 police cruisers and about 9 officers “to assist” a retired Hamilton cop and now “double dipping” Agricultural investigator with the name Glen Jarvie and his 8 support staff. At 5 am you participated and supported how our farm was once again raided. You did NOT come as peace officers.
This is the fourth time that your police force willingly became complicit in the unreasonable enforcement of regulatory policies to protect those who are completely obsessed to interfere in our peaceful food production for our members.
Your motto is to be a ” Community Partner” with a mandate to protect and serve our community. However, it appears that you rather protect and serve out of control bureaucrats, like Glen Jarvie, who’s agenda appears to be to make life hell for small farms which are trying to feed people in need.
Where is your integrity in standing tall for justice instead falling for cheap enforcement gigs for the Government, which has nothing to do with safety or criminal activities.
You always have a choice to say NO to these cowards. They have their own guns. And if there is a conflict they still can phone 911 for back-up. But to witness over and over again your willingness to actively support actions against our community is a disgrace to say the least. There are real criminals out there who are endangering our community which should be your focus. We the community are spending millions of dollars for police services and you wasting 9 or 10 officers on a raid which has nothing to do with your mandate.
How can we have an open and personal dialogue when you then turn around and blindly dispatch officers into your community to help those who in fact attack and harass our community. Shame on you for your lack of courage to stand on principles.
Above is a photo of Canada’s West Grey Police Chief, Robert Martin.
West Grey Police Service information:
Haven’t seen any media coverage of this situation.
Will update as information flows in.