Livestock farmer stages picket at Chinese Embassy, protesting the killing of his Northsound farm, and secures invitation to meet

Elton Ryan, the beleaguered livestock farmer at North Sound, staged a one-man picket in McKinnons this morning and secured the notice of the Chinese Embassy.

Ryan, who runs Tappa Hill Farm, has had his operations smothered by the cement dust and other emissions from a neighbouring Chinese business for more than a year now.

The farmer has complained to all the Government’s agencies that the China Civil Engineering and Construction Company (CCECC), through its operation of a cement plant, has put his life and livelihood at risk – but with no redress.

Accordingly, he took action at the Chinese Embassy this morning, April 28, to bring attention to his plight.  Ryan was not only noticed but has been invited to meet with the diplomats there.

He says he will take up the invitation tomorrow afternoon, accompanied by legal counsel.