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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
2017.

Violation

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
Regulation

‘Fair’

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

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

Manure
incidents

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....