Barn Fires

CETFA was the first Canadian group to raise concerns about the barn fire epidemic. Our inspectors have been on-site during and after to document the  profound suffering and massive toll on the lives of animals affected.

CETFA has held meetings with provincial fire commissioners, written to the federal Minister of Agriculture, organized letter writing campaigns, contacted the media and did many interviews, and contacted the Standing Committee on Fire Protection to ask that the Committee amends the National Farm Building Code to require retrofits including sprinkler  systems and smoke detectors. We are also urging the  National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) to develop national barn fire codes to prevent and reduce the occurrence of barn fires, as well as help minimize the suffering of animals. To help us achieve this goal, please sign our petition.

We will continue our work until industry-driven and legislative measures are adopted to properly address the issues of barn fires in Canada.

For more information, see our factsheet Stop the Live Burnings, as well as our videos ProVista barn fireStop the live-burning of pigs in Canada  and  Cluny barn fire.

For information about our campaign to stop the barn fire epidemic in Quebec, view this article. Statistics about barn fires in Quebec can be found on this post.

Burned sows in gestation crates

Burned sows in gestation crates.

Burned sow who attempted to escape gestation crate during fire.

Burned sow who attempted to escape gestation crate during fire.

Sow futilely attempting to chew through the bars of her gestation crate to escape fire - ProVista Sandy Pine Pork Barn Fire - May 7, 2010.

Sow futilely attempting to chew through the bars of her gestation crate to escape fire – ProVista Sandy Pine Pork Barn Fire – May 7, 2010.

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