Hello AllThis is a call to action for Monday October 25th, Vanier Park, Vancouver.
I have very strong reasons for believing disease in salmon feedlots now determines whether wild salmon and steelhead survive. It is essential the sockeye inquiry investigates this thoroughly.
On the 19th of October I am going through Hells Gate (see photo) and then paddling with an amazing group of Wild Salmon People including chiefs, MPs, MLAs, the mayor of Vancouver and people like you. We are camping by the river for five days. We are doing this to show you how essential wild salmon are. As the salmon go we go. This is about our communities, democracy, our future.
I will keep you informed of our progress at: http://alexandramorton.typepad.com/
Government and the salmon feedlot industry are hoping you never learn the truth. They have kept disease records secret for 18 years, even as a deadly fish virus has followed this industry everywhere in the world. Now DFO research suggests a new virus has been killing the Fraser sockeye that are passing through salmon feedlot areas.
I am asking every one of you who want wild salmon to make the effort to meet us in Vancouver at Vanier Park at 10 am on the 25th of October when we land in the canoes. If you want wild salmon, walk with us to the opening of the Cohen Inquiry. We are doing this to support Justice Cohen in his extremely difficult task. Our governments; federal, provincial and municipal approved salmon feedlots on our most important wild salmon and steelhead migration routes and they are not going to easily admit they made a big mistake.
I realize this is a Monday and inconvenient, but it is the day justice for wild salmon could begin. Make the time for salmon, take a 2 hour lunch, donate to help us with logistics, but most important BE THERE for yourself and for your children. This is the moment when we can turn this around. If Cohen does not insist on full disclosure from these Norwegian companies it will only be because not enough of us showed up.
You can find all the logistics at salmonaresacred.org
You can print the attached flyer and pass it around.
Make signs with the names of your rivers, your message to government, why you care about wild salmon.
I am doing this simply to protect our home.
Calling the Wild Salmon People,