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Letters – for Mar. 25, 2010

Layer barn standards get long lead time

As a member of The Humane Education Network (THEN), I have to say kudos to the MEF for adopting the Five Freedoms for layer barns. Let me reassure Tim Ruby that we are in no way interested in putting him out of business as per my article in the Comments section of the Feb. 18 issue of the Co-operator.

However, the 2018 implementation date and the grandfathering of existing barns, leaving only new barns or barns undergoing major renovations subject to these new standards, has the cynic in me asking, “When will the pre-2018 construction boom start to avoid these new standards?”

Leslie Yeoman The Humane Education Network member

Winnipeg, Man.

Please forward letters to Manitoba Co-operator, 1666 Dublin Ave., Winnipeg, Man. R3H 0H1 or Fax: 204-954-1422 or email: [email protected]

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