GMO salmon, European salmon viruses, wild salmon stocks collapsing — what the hell is it going to take for BC’s politicians to realize this must be stopped.
I’m 77, and as someone who has fought companies and governments for decades to protect the environment, I know a chance to save a piece of this planet when I see it, and I see a huge opportunity right now to save BC’s wild salmon.
There is an election happening right now in British Columbia and politicians are finally talking about what they will do now to take on open net salmon farms — but most of their promises fall far short of the real solution: getting the salmon farms out of the Pacific.
Alexandra Morton, a biologist who has been heroically fighting this battle for years, started a petition on Change.org demanding that all party leaders commit to banning open net pens for salmon in BC’s waters. Click here to join me in supporting Alexandra’s petition.
Open net salmon farms are a number one threat to wild salmon. Not only are they farming carnivores that eat more fish than they produce, but the farms treat the Pacific like a sewer, spewing antibiotics and parasites in the water. And these feedlots pour viruses into the ocean to infect wild populations and threaten their survival.
Why do I know we can win this time? The petition already has over 50,000 signatures! The government’s own reports have said this action is needed, one party has already committed to revoking the salmon farm leases and all of the parties are desperate for votes.
Alexandra will keep you posted so that you can tell everyone who lives in BC which parties have the strongest positions on this critical issue before everyone goes to the polls. This is how we are going to win, but this only works if you and all of your friends join the campaign.