The B.C. Supreme Court has reaffirmed the Fraser Health Authority’s ability to enforce an injunction against a raw milk farm near Chilliwack.
The health authority alleges an inspection in August proved that milk was still being distributed, despite a ban.
Raw milk enthusiasts had formed a co-operative with farmers in an alleged attempt to circumvent the ban, because B.C. law allows farmers to drink raw milk from their own cows.
Co-op members are fighting the ban, arguing that health officials are over-stepping their authority, says member Gordon Watson.
“It’s not about milk at all,” said Watson. “It’s about whether people have the right to use and enjoy their own property. It’s a rights issue. It’s a property rights issue.”