January 22, 2015 – Vancouver Observer

Vancouver Costco hit by farmed salmon protests
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Farmed Salmon Boycott
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Customers darting in to Vancouver’s downtown Costco recently for bulk deals on food and merchandise got more than they bargained for —the loud drums of protesters alarmed with the farmed salmon being sold inside.

Many customers took the activists’ pamphlets.

“I can’t believe how many people come up to us and say they want to know about [farmed salmon] — they’re worried,” said Shirley Samples, one of the opponents at the Jan. 22 event.

The group known as “Farmed Salmon Boycott“, unfurled their banner on the public sidewalk, and told passers by that the controversial food source is risky to human health and ecosystems…

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