Don Staniford has now filed a cross-appeal in the ongoing legal battle Vs. the Norwegian giant Cermaq (download online here).
"You can't appeal the truth," said Staniford speaking from the UK where he is set to embark on a tour of Norwegian-owned salmon farms in Scotland & Ireland. "The Norwegian Government's shameless attempt to abuse the Canadian courts to muzzle global criticism of the salmon farming industry is doomed to failure."
"The longer Cermaq pursues this SLAPP suit the more the entire industry is tarred with the same brush and caught in the cross-fire. The fact is that salmon farming kills all around the world and, like cigarettes, should carry a global health warning. Cermaq should stop fighting a losing legal battle and start relocating disease-ridden salmon farms away from wild salmon. For the sake of our global ocean, our children's health and the health of our environment, we should stub out salmon farming from the face of the blue planet."
On 15 October 2012, Cermaq's lawyers in Canada appealed their embarrassing defeat in the Supreme Court of British Columbia.online here
Read Justice Adair's judgment (28 September 2012) online here
"Mainstream Canada and their parent company Cermaq have once again ignored the first rule of PR: when in a hole stop digging," commented Don Staniford (15 October). "Cermaq's knee-jerk reaction to appeal is yet another case of this multi-million dollar company shooting itself in the foot. Common sense is clearly not a currency this Norwegian-owned multinational is used to dealing in"
For more details visit GAAIA's web-site
Read more background via "Cermaq Like A Cancer Grows - The Sound of Cermaq's SLAPP"