Reading Time: < 1 minute Keeping a 'manure lagoon' - containing the feces of animals bred for profit - is common practice in animal agriculture (Photo: Facebook)
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An ex-farmer
in Spallumcheen, British Columbia has been fined $17,000 CAD as a result of a
manure lagoon spill, and the spread of agricultural waste on three occasions in


Grace Mar
Farms’ lagoon overspill and manure spread both posed a risk to the nearby water supply
and surrounding environment.

The owner
at the time, John Kampman received the fine as a result of violating guidelines
posed by the Pollution Abatement Order and the Agricultural Waste Control


Kampman –
who has since sold the farm to an undisclosed buyer – told Infotel:
paid my fine, it was fair”

what happens, there was an accident that happened and I paid the fine.”


Incidents such as this are not uncommon in animal agriculture.

An Indiana
farm was recently fined $10,000 USD after a manure spill killed roughly 3,500
fish and polluted the surrounding ecosystem.

Emily Court

Emily Court is a writer and content creator published in Plant Based News, Raise Vegan, Living Vegan and The Financial Diet. A self-described "recovering vegan hothead," she is now a pragmatic member of Vancouver's vibrant and growing plant-powered community. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she holds a BA in Spanish and certificate in Intercultural Communication from Dalhousie University, where her thesis focused on topics of cultural and gender-based discrimination. She aims to apply a privilege-conscious and culturally sensitive approach to her work in all fields.