Or should I say mug shot?!
The photo below belongs on the wall of …
Each employee of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, especially those who ignored previous complaints about this operation, if they’re still employed at MAF.
Each farmer in New Zealand, as a reminder of what kind of “farmer” not to be.
Each tutor and instructor at every NZ educational institution responsible for training NZ’s next generations of farmers.
Each banker who lends to this and other NZ farmers, without the slightest concern about what activities they’re actually financing.
Each MP, from the Minister of Tourism, John Key, on down.
Each NZ exporter whose livelihood depends in the remotest way on this country’s “100% Pure” image.
Each senior manager of Fonterra, who is still hedging on its future relationship with this dairying operation.
Each employee of the new Environmental Protection Agency, perhaps with the motto: “We exist to protect.”
Each regional councillor in the country, with special wallet-sized versions for Hawke’s Bay Regional Councillors to carry at all times, given that they have a Crafar farm to deal with.
What a test of accountability this Crafar travesty represents for the farming establishment of New Zealand.
P.S. In case you or any of the above individuals need a reminder about why they should be staring at Allan Crafar’s photo, here is the video evidence of how the biggest family-owned dairying enterprise in NZ operates (warning: it’s graphic and very disturbing). Then add environmental abuse, for which Crafar has been fined repeatedly, to the animal abuse depicted in the video. Photo and video credits to www.interest.co.nz