Notice—Effective June 17, 2008
Pigeon King International Inc. and Benn Contracting Inc. have been destroyed by FEAR MONGERS.
My heart is breaking as I write this letter. During the past few years I have been fighting a battle with a serious type of Cancer called Hodgkins Lymphoma.
I was motivated to beat this Demon Cancer, by a strong desire to continue to build my company for the befefit of all involved, so I poured my heart and sole into it.
However, battling the vicious, rabid FEAR MONGERS has proven much more difficult, compared to my episode with Cancer.
PKI records prove how well the company was doing prior to the onslaught of this slanderous, underhanded smear campaign brought upon by a handful of jealous protesters bent on destroying me, my company and everyone assoiated with the company.
In fiscal year 2007 PKI paid out over ( $12,000,000.00 ) Twelve Million Dollars to purchase pigeons from North American Farmers.
You all know who the FEAR MONGERS are and you know their RING LEADER. You also know how they used the internet, email, phone and the media to spread their hateful attack and poison the minds of the public.
The FEAR MONGERS have been able to eradicate the confidence of everyone contemplating, doing business with PKI. Potential clients have adopted a wait and see attitude. Bankers have been adversely influenced against PKI and are discouraging their clients from doing business with us. Because of widespread negativity in the media PKI cannot borrow money or sell the business. Government regulators have become nervous because of the media coverage against us.
The FEAR MONGERS have targeted a wonderful business with a proven track record and outstanding business model, and undermined it to the point where it is dead in the water.
During the past several months, we have lost hundreds of deals costing us millions of dollars, all because of the FEAR MONGERS. In the past week alone we lost several very large deals we were counting on. Had it not been for these multi million dollar losses, we would be in the same strong position we were in prior to the FEAR MONGERS attacking us on every front.
Other contributing factors have also worked against us at the same time. The need and cost of establishing, maintaining and operating holding barns has sky rocketed. Our overall feed costs have gone through the roof. In addition, fuel costs are rising rapidly with no end in sight. The USA economy and our own Canadian economy are weakening, which has a negative impact on the confidence of our customers.
However had the FEAR MONGERS not targeted us, we would still be a thriving company establishing the first of several squab processing plants.
Instead, we have been reduced to ashes by FEAR. Fear is the strongest weapon in the world and it has been used since the beginning of time to manipulate and control people.
To make matters worse, in the early years, we did not charge GST (Goods and Services Tax) on our Canadian sales of breeding stock to farmers. I believed the pigeon breeding stock was no different than poultry where there is not GST payable. However, the government ruled that they wanted GST on pigeons, but not poultry. Now the governments wants me to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in back GST which I did not collect from my breeders in Canada. In order to pay this huge amount I will have to sell my home.
Recently, there has been more money going out of the bank than coming in, and there is nothing left.
I have had to retain the services of a Bankruptcy Trustee to take over the affairs of the company. This means my hands are tied and the Trustee is responsible for everything.
All breeders and landlords will be receiving written notice from the Trustee in the next few days which will explain the role of the Trustee in this matter. Farmers with $8.00 free contracts and Benn free contracts, plus all holding barn landlords are free to deal with the pigeons in their barns in any way the choose.
You can sell them for whatever price you want to whomever you want. You can auction them off. You can let them free fly and forage in the fields with the wild pigeons. You can gas them and bury them on your farm. The choice is yours. When your inventory of feed is used up PKI or the Trustee cannot supply more feed. Our staff are unemployed June 20, 2008.
Some of you may feel better if you have someone to blame for what is happening. In that case, blame the FEAR MONGERS AND ESPECIALLY THEIR RING LEADER.
They have obliterated an awesome company with a great staff, and they did their evil deed with no regard for the employees, contractors, landlords and all the fine family farmers involved with the company.
Because of the horrendous stress I am under, my Cancer will very likely flare up again. I am sure these horrible FEAR MONGERS are proud of what they have done, and will brag about how they brought down the Pigeon King.
My heart goes out to all who are associated in any way with me and my companies. God Bless!
Yours very truly,
Arlan Galbraith President of Pigeon King International Inc.
and Benn Contractiong Inc.