Tuesday, July 26, 2011

CETFA: 4 Barn Fires in 4 Days

As a member of CETFA (Canadians for Ethical Treatment of Food Animals), I have received the following email from Twyla Francois (our lead investigator) and thought it was important to share.

Please note that I am copying and pasting this exactly as it appears in the email.

Dear CETFA Supporters,
In just the last 4 days, 4 barn fires in Canada have claimed the lives of over 23,000 animals.

These fires are completely preventable but because factory farms are set up to be as automated as possible, routine chores like cleaning vents and light fixtures go undone. Additionally, the toxic air in today's confinement facilities from the waste of thousands to tens of thousands of animals corrode electrical wires raising the risk of fire. Add to this the fact that many of the animals involved in barn fires in Canada are confined to barren metal gestation crates, concrete pens or battery cages, escape becomes all but impossible.

Please, write letters to the editor of papers and post comments on on-line news sources that cover these fires. Indicate that the vast majority of animals involved in barn fires in Canada are confined and that the only measures that give these animals any hope of survival are on-site smoke sensors and sprinkler systems which must be retrofitted into existing barns.

Thank you all for standing with us in defending Canada's farm animals!

Please help us on our mission to stop these horrifying fires. Remember that these animals, while they may be raised for our consumption, still deserve our respect as living beings with whom we share this planet.

Thanks everyone!


  1. How sad! I hope people start paying attention to it.

  2. @Bouncin' Barb: I know! It's really awful! Something needs to change!

  3. The horrific conditions these poor animals live in has to change. Maybe with these fires there will be more investigation into more "animal friendly" farming.

  4. @Carole: It really does have to change. It's all about knowledge, understanding and learning to respect the animals that lose their lives to feed us.

    Trapped and burned alive isn't a way for anything to die.