Posted on October 3, 2012
Focus On The Farm This October
They provide us with milk and cheese, roam our farmland and lend to an essential part of any eggs Benedict. Farm animals are an integral part of each and every community around the globe. This month the BC SPCA wants the focus to switch from furry companions to farm animals.
Having kicked off with World Farm Animals Day on October 2nd, this month-long event is consumer-minded. “In the spirit of this event, we’re challenging consumers to take a really good look at how farm animals are cared for to produce the products they buy,” says Alyssa Bell Stoneman, SPCA Certified program supervisor. “We want consumers to ask, ‘were the farm animals provided with a high level of welfare to meet their needs?’”
For years the BC SPCA’s Certified program has bridged the gap between farmers and consumers, raising awareness with an innovative food-labelling program. Not only are participating farms held to high ethical standards in the treatment of their animals, consumers are also assured that the milk, eggs or meat they’ve just purchased came from a farm with high standards of animal care.
During the month of October, you can Focus on the Farm by taking action. Whether we inform ourselves about BC SPCA Certified farms in our communities or simply take the time to consider where that glass of “moo juice” came from, we each have the ability to impact our local food source.