For starters, I've been doing this for 40 years, and my Dad before that. As well, my two sons are involved.
It's very difficult. As Gary mentioned in his talk, it destroys the pedigree that you've worked on for years, and disease problems come on the farm and in the animals.
It's so disappointing to me that people who are uneducated are trying to push their values on our farmers.
It's so hard for our family, too. It was a $500,000 loss, which takes a long time to recuperate from. Since this happened, our sons and their families are involved. We take turns. We drive around our farm every night of the week, because there's no real way to stop these people. They seem to know everything. It's disappointing that they can destroy your business, your company—most importantly, your family business.
Most of the farms in Canada are family businesses, as it has been for our family, for generations. We're Canadians, and we've been proud of the fact that we have a chance to voice our opinion. We've also been proud of the fact that—we thought—we had a chance for choices, not somebody pushing choices down our throat.
It's very emotional for the family. They're raising young kids.
To finalize, if I can really quickly, I'd like to pose a question to everybody here. I'd like to know your reaction—