Jennifer Abbott: Residency

The following text is taken from Front Magazine, vol. VIII, no. 1, p. 8, September/October 1996:

Security Alert
The Ontario Farm Animal Council (OFAC) has issued a security alert for all Ontario livestock and poultry farmers. OFAC is cautioning farmers about an independent video producer by the name of Jennifer Abbott. Abbott has been requesting interviews with farm organizations, private companies and government officials in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. Abbott is involved in the production of a documentary called, “Meat and Western Culture” [Wrong, real title is A Cow at My Table].

Meanwhile, OFAC has been made aware that during her stopover in Saskatchewan in the week of May 13, Abbott was apprehended by security guards while video-taping inside a premises at night. She was charged by the facility for mischief, remanded in custody and released on her own recognizance. Her trial date was June 18 [Wrong, the trial date is December 17th].

Given this recent development and breach of trust, OFAC is advising people in animal agriculture to refuse any request they might receive from anyone associated with the production of “Meat and Western Culture”.

Furthermore, all chicken farmers in Ontario are encouraged to take note of any suspicious visitors or unusual phone calls requesting information about the production of chickens. The animal rights movement is large and well established in Ontario. Groups and individuals are constantly trying to obtain information and pictures in an effort to further their cause against the commercial production of animals and poultry.

(Published in the Chicken Producers’ Monthly with other alerts in Ontario Dairy Producer’s Monthly, Ontario Livestock Producers Monthly and the Farm Animals Council Magazines of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario…)