It must be nice getting paid to post on these forums....
Actually I should be getting overtime pay to respond to you...lol. I had to pass up on another paper route just to keep up with your posts…lol.
As usual your wordy responses repeat the same things over and over. You and Absolon have this theme that if there is no science available to prove that feedlots are killing the wild salmon then it just isn't happening. If those comments were coming from an uninformed person we could say that they are just naive, however coming from connected individuals such as yourselves those statements are just pure deception.
You seem to have this theme where fictional stories are much better than the facts. With this particular topic I have outlined the facts about IHN. I never suggested that that your theories were impossible, but were highly unlikely given the weight of the data we already have on IHN as well as what the industry currently does already (i.e. monitoring). You basically make a bunch of theories, but refuse to back them with any defensible information. What do you expect? You expect me to embrace statements that have no factual basis behind them? If you were a defending a Master’s or PhD thesis with these theories you would get laughed out of the building. I am actually being nice….lol. If my statements are deceptive please show how they are. The information I have provided to support them is fully cited with references. They are from industry, government (here and in the US), and other non-governmental scientists. I have laid it all out in front of you and done all of the research you should have done. On the other hand, you have continually dodged my requests for you to back up your claims. Who is really being deceptive?
The fact that there isn't a lot of science showing the risk of feedlots to wild salmon only proves that the people responsible for doing the science (DFO, CFIA and the industry) are either not doing it or withholding the results of science they have done. Examples are the muzzling of their own scientists, and withholding disease records from the Cohen commission.
The fact is that you are frustrated that there is no information to support your unsubstantiated claims and you are tired of trying to twist the facts so DFO, the CFIA, and the fish farm industry must be to blame for this. Once again, the research from DFO scientists like Dr. Miller and Dr. Garver is published. The results and the conclusions are there for everyone to see. These were not withheld as you seem to suggest. They are even referenced on the commission website. Similarly, the province produced annual reports from the industry which were put on their website. The raw data that went into these reports was made available during the Cohen Commission. I wouldn’t have to repeat this if you would have read it the first time instead of turning a blind eye.
Until the industry and DFO becomes absolutely transparent with the information they have no amount of science will convince the general public that the feedlots are safe. Their credibility is the major hurdle they need to overcome.
They will never have enough information to convince you otherwise. Your mind is already made up. Unfortunately, many people like their information packaged up neatly for them so that it follows along like a nice story. So from that standpoint, it is difficult for generally reactive government communication personnel to compete with someone like Morton who can say whatever they want, whenever they want. Whether it is factual or not is not a prerequisite for her.