Ontario farmers are demanding compensation for land taken out of production because of protected species legislation. The Ontario Federation of Agriculture is leading the charge, claiming varying amounts of farmland will cease to be available to its owners if certain species are known to exist there. Compensation is the subject of a tough new commentary on the OFA website, in which farmers are called victims of the legislation.
Among the endangered species listed in Ontario is the American badger, pictured below.
The photo is by Glen and Rebecca Grambo, and it appears on the Western Canada wilderness committee website.