During the pandemic and lock-down it has been time for self reflection. Sometimes that reflection requires re-creation. Because #Bill156 is now in effect in Ontario, I feel this has not been stressed enough, so it’s time to reinvent the message. Chains of Silence is originally a heavy rock song with a powerful message about our daily choices. During an interview, my team and I came up with this powerful and impassioned acoustic version of Chains of Silence.
Last year Bill 156 was introduced in Ontario. Its purpose is to conceal horrific conditions at farms, workplaces and agri-businesses, and to safeguard financial interests. It is designed to protect profits, while stifling dissent over animal animal exploitation and appalling agriculture practices and operations.
Please check out the video and song, available on all digital music retailers.
A new threat to animals is spreading across Canada. Since 2019, Ontario and Alberta have passed Ag-Gag laws and the meat industry is lobbying for them in Manitoba, Quebec and British Columbia. These laws make it illegal to expose animal cruelty in farms, slaughterhouses, transport and the fur industry, and also cover up abuse at puppy mills and labs. Gag laws institute censorship, restricting freedom of the press and free speech.
Animal Justice believes the laws are unconstitutional and will fight them in court. Starting today, join them in raising funds to help stop their spread. On November 14, take a 24-hour vow of silence; go voiceless for the animals who are silenced.
You can also show your support by making a tax deductible gift. The first $10, 000 raised will be doubled. Check out Voiceless4AnimalJustice.com for more info!