http://ShropshireSheep.org These Wholearth Heritage Shropshire sheep mamas were shorn just prior to lambing time in spring...here the newborns jump and cavort in the barnyard. There is an older modern American ewe halfway through, she is taller with long ears, neck and legs...however the heritage bloodlines are shorter, wider, blockier,more solid and square. The rooster is a very large heritage Black Jersey Giant..he's bigger than the newborn lambs! / Video by Montana Jones
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One In A Million is a NEW real life series about the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) targeting a single woman shepherd named Montana Jones, who is passionate about protecting rare Shropshire heritage sheep in Canada.

In the last few years the…


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One In A Million is a NEW real life series about the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) targeting a single woman shepherd named Montana Jones, who is passionate about protecting rare Shropshire heritage sheep in Canada.

In the last few years the CFIA killed over one hundred healthy, rare and pregnant heritage Shropshires on suspicion of a sheep disease called scrapie, despite live tests indicating all were negative. On April 2, 2012, thirty-one of the Wholearth Farmstudio flock owned by Montana Jones disappeared before CFIA arrived to behead them.

From the start, Montana insisted scrapie was not in her then 10-year old flock and raised concerns about mistaken identification, government bungling, cover-ups and questioned the validity of government lab test results. Her sheep were found a few months later on another distant farm and CFIA beheaded the pregnant ewes, newborns, lambs and rams, despite the fact that each carried ancient, irreplaceable, biodiverse genetics. Post-mortem scrapie tests all confirmed again that Montana's sheep were indeed negative.

Now CFIA want her in prison, along with raw milk advocate Michael Schmidt and Robert Pinnell of Glencolten Farms. They and co-accused reporter/dairy farmer Suzanne Atkinson, were criminally charged seven months after CFIA officials and police searched and seized their respective homes. They face up to twelve years in prison and fines of $1.5 million from criminal charges ranging from obstruction, conspiracy and transporting a quarantined animal. Atkinson plea bargained guilty in exchange for a short house arrest, while the remaining three pled not guilty and are in the midst of a criminal case to be heard by trial and jury.

Despite the unusual tale starting way back in 2010, the preliminary hearing is only in it's fifth week of an estimated seven, and the eventual trial may last up to three months.

"In view of the Crown prosecutor's many motions and delays over the years it seems clear the governments main goal has been to wear down my co-accused and I both emotionally and mentally, and drain us financially." said Montana Jones. "We're farmers. We don't mind getting a little dirty to get at the truth. They can sling as many muddy accusations as they like, we aren't going down. We all want what we've learned to come to light."

Just after the preliminary hearing began in February 2015, a large volume of long awaited, particularly significant internal documents were disclosed. In an unusual move, the Crown insisted on a Publication Ban to prevent the public and media to learn details of the disclosure and testimony revealed during the hearings. The defence, who did not want a publication ban, is eager to have the facts presented at the pending trial which is expected to be scheduled for 2016 in Oshawa, Ontario.

The Canadian Government is throwing an estimated million dollars into this lengthy sheep case, in it's sixth year since CFIA descended on Jones' farm. The Crown disclosure now exceeds 15,000 pages! Fortunately the Canadian Constitution Foundation and B.C. regulatory and criminal lawyer Shawn Buckley are representing the duo. Jones and Schmidt have been fundraising to keep Jones's farm going in spite of it's continued CFIA quarantine, and for legal defence which is expected to exceed $125,000. for the preliminary hearing and $150,000. for the trial.

Montana Jones has declared a new crowdfunding goal of a million to match the total taxpayer dollars "to be wasted on this protracted, spurious criminal case against wholesomeness and biodiversity". Her Wholearth Farmstudio and videographer Fox Jones are launching a YouTube channel on October 7, 2015 called "One In A Million" where the curious tale will unfold.

"Thanks to the CFIA there are now less than one hundred registered heritage Shropshire ewes in all of Canada, where Rare Breeds Canada lists them as engangered on their livestock conservation list." says Jones.

Subscribe so you don't miss a single episode! Learn what really happened from the start, and check in daily for real time updates as we move closer to the criminal trial ahead.

Please help donate directly via Interac to farm@shropshiresheep.org or to the crowdfunding campaign on http://GoFund.Me/FarmedAndDangerous.

Read more at http://ShropshireSheep.org under blog updates.

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