Big Agriculture Inspired Law Makes it a Crime to Own a Pig

Steve Kinsman By Steve Kinsman, 30th Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/12ow85_3/
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Big agriculture is trying to eliminate the small family farm in Michigan.

Only factory farms legal

The state of Michigan's Department of Natural Resources is set to enforce a law, passed in 2010, which goes into effect on April 1, 2012, that outlaws "Possession of the following live species, including hybrid or genetic variant of the species, and/or offspring of the species or of a hybrid or genetically engineered variant, is prohibited:

(b) Wild boar, wild hog, wild swine, feral pig, feral hog, feral swine, Old World swine, razorback, eurasian wild boar, Russian wild boar (Sus scrofa Linnaeus) This subsection does not and is not intended to effect sus domestica involved in domestic hog production
."

In other words, Michigan is outlawing the raising and keeping of anything but hogs raised on factory farms in filthy conditions by big agribusiness.

Possession of even one of these animals is a felony, punishable by up to to four years in prison. It will put out of business the farmers at Michigan's Baker's Green Acres. There they have been raising mangalitsa pigs, which are covered with thick black fur, perfect for staying healthy through the state's cold winters.

Corey Hill,writing for alternet.org, states "...this law and the support of the Michigan Pork Producer's Association is nothing more than a concerted effort to muscle small sustainable farmers out of the marketplace entirely...This won't be the first time farmers and citizens going up against the entrenched interests of Big Ag face serious consequences. In Los Angeles, vegan store owners have been arrested at gunpoint for selling raw milk. Even the Amish have been targeted, with the FDA stepping in to stop cross-state sale of raw milk in 2012."

This is the manner by which state legislatures and governors all over America are protecting the interests of the corporatocracy over the interests of the people these days.

Link:
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I live in California with my wife Carol, where I have been practicing professional astrology for 35 years. I write articles on astrology, but I enjoy writing on a variety of other subjects as well..

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
31st Mar 2012 (#)

Interests of the small family farms must be protected for a better economy and overall development of a nation.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
31st Mar 2012 (#)

I fully agree, Rathnashikamani. Thank you.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
31st Mar 2012 (#)

Corporatocracy is an impediment to the progress of the world economy also.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
31st Mar 2012 (#)

I agree with that sentiment also, Thanks again Rathnashikamani.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
31st Mar 2012 (#)

Terrible. This is so obviously manipulation of the law for the wrong reasons. Next they will go after people who keep backyard chickens. Disgusting.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
31st Mar 2012 (#)

Disgusting it is. Thank you Mark.

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author avatar Buzz
31st Mar 2012 (#)

Disgusting indeed. Thanks for the update, Steve.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
31st Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you Buzz.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
2nd Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you, Steve. I feel sorry for the farmers but can only hope they can find another product. (Preferably not animals for slaughter).

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
2nd Apr 2012 (#)

It's really disgusting that big agricultue is getting legislatures to declare illegal the farming practices our grandfathers followed in favor of unhealthy factory farming. Where are our priorities?

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