Thanks to you, and all others like you, for what you do, even if it's limited to reading this misguided, rebellious, and seditious Blog for the first time.
Some of you have taken a more proactive approach. For this, I am even more thankful for your efforts.
For example, on Jan. 3, 2014 I received an email from David and Brenda Linton that included info about poultry farming in Connecticut USA and the recent improvements the government made to help small flock farmers.
So that David & Brenda would know that I appreciated their efforts, I immediately thanked them for sending me the news clip. At that point, I had no idea what it was all about, other than chickens in Connecticut.
Not being familiar with Connecticut's situation, it took me a while to figure out what had changed, and how it compared to Canada. I eventually understood, and did yesterday's posting (see Connecticut Can, Why Not Ontario? ) based on this news item from David & Brenda.
If it hadn't been for David & Brenda's efforts, I might never have learned, or never motivated enough to write about this issue. After they sent it to be, I felt obliged to do something with it. It isn't easy trying to research something and Blog about it in an enlightened, reasoned manner. I need all the motivation I can get to do that every day. It would have been unfortunate to have lost that opportunity.
As of today, we've had 34,174 pageviews of this Blog since Feb. 28, 2013. I believe we have to get to 8 million pageviews before we move to Phase II of our campaign. The Blog stats suggest that 60.4% are new people who never visited before. To me, that seems to be a very health ratio of new to repeat visitors. It's a sign of our exponential growth.
After finishing the Blog posting based on David & Brenda's tip, I again emailed them and gave them the link to the Blog posting made yesterday AM. The Blog posting went up at 8:00 AM, and by 9:38 AM, I got a return email from David & Brenda. Here is what they said:
OK, so what, we have a couple of happy Blog readers. But does it really make a difference in the grand scheme of things?"Awesome article. Your research and logic is first rate. Glad we could supply the tip. My son put the article on “Twitter” and it has since been reposted several times. Good news travels fast I guess."
Yes, I believe it does. Here's the proof.
When I went to the Blog this morning, I saw this big spike on our stats page for the number of pageviews. I wondered what had happened.
|Figure 1: SFPFC Blog pageviews trend Jan. 6 to Jan. 7th, 2014.|
Thanks again David & Brenda (and their son). Your efforts do make a difference.
OK, enough on David & Brenda, what about you?
Are you able to follow the sterling example of David & Brenda?
That is the only way we are going to get the word out about the plight and persecution of small flock poultry farmers in Canada. The public doesn't understand yet. Most of them are asleep. They sleep while they assume they are safe, and all is well.
That is what the Supply Management Mafia is counting on. Just like a burglar who has broken into somebody's house, the burglar wants the owner to stay asleep while they rob them blind.
Canada and Canadians need to wake up.
We, as good neighbours, may be the only ones who spot suspicious activity in a neighbour's house in the middle of the night. We need to sound the alarm so as to protect our neighbours, our fellow citizens.
We need to warn everybody about what the Supply Management Mafia have been doing, and what they will continue to do until they are stopped dead in their tracks.
It's only neighbourly for us to do this.
If the roles were reversed, wouldn't we appreciate the helping hand of our neighbours?.
So I encourage you to link to a posting that stirs your blood. Send it as a link to all your family and email friends. When you go for coffee, bring it up as an interesting piece of conversation. Tell the people at work about what you have read here. Tell them how you feel about being screwed continuously by the #ChickenMafia and their henchmen. Tell everybody you know how the continual screwing has rubbed you raw and sore, and you want it to stop.
It's our only hope.