Food sovereignty asserts the right of peoples to nourishing and culturally-appropriate food produced in ethical and ecologically-sound ways, and their right to collectively determine their own food and agriculture systems.
CALL TO ACTION
Help us secure the future of free-range farming in Victoria!
Why should small-scale pastured pork and poultry farms be treated like intensive sheds while cattle feedlots of 1000 cattle do not require a permit? The Victorian Government's proposed reforms to planning controls for animal industries could mean the collapse of pastured pigs and poultry farms in Victoria.
We have until 14 November 2017 to be heard!
1. SIGN THE PETITION now to secure the future of free-range farming in Victoria!
2. PRINT the petition to collect signatures from your local community
3. SHARE / TAG / COMMENT
Join us in demanding change by sharing a photo of your pastured poultry or pork operation and calling on ministers to support scale-appropriate planning controls that encourage rather than hinder regenerative and ethical farming in Victoria.
We demand that small-scale pastured pig and poultry farms be treated under the Farming Zone like other low-risk grazing systems that rely on supplemental feed such as the majority of Victorian beef and dairy cattle.
Use the following hashtags
#thisisnotintensive #thisisfarming #regenerativeag #pasturedpoultry #pasturedpigs #ethicalchicken #ethicalpork and don't forget to tag Jaala Pulford MP, Richard Wynne MP, Barnaby Joyce, and Mick Gentleman MLA.
Your membership will add your voice to the many others standing up for small-scale farming. Our collective voice matters - show the Government that we are not just vocal, but numerous!
5. ATTEND THE INFORMATION SESSIONS & OFFER FEEDBACK
6. MAKE A PUBLIC SUBMISSION BY 14 NOVEMBER.
7. EMAIL YOUR LOCAL MEMBER AND THE MINISTERS
(Find all the email addresses & phone numbers you need here.)
2017 Food Sovereignty Convergence
Canberra 23-24 October 2017
More details here. Register here.