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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Michigan Attacks Small Pig Farms with Bogus "Feral Pig" Regs

Small farmers raising pigs in Michigan are under assault. The state of Michigan is declaring certain pigs "feral" so they can order their destruction, a move that will advance the big pork conglomerates while putting small competitive farmers out of business. Farmers who resist are labeled "felons" and threatened with arrest. Agents are coming onto family farms and shooting the animals. (Where's PETA when you need them.)

Read this article and then watch the video below. I tried to find this story in the mainstream press and couldn't. Wake up, folks. The tyranny is here and the government agents aren't just in Waco anymore. What's happening to small farmers, home owners, home schoolers, home gardeners... anybody who resists Big Brother's agenda...is horrifying! These are terrorists backed by the power of the state. These farmers aren't doing anything wrong. Support those who are fighting back.


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You seriously need to look deeper than alex jones and conspiracy nuts on this topic.

Simply google "Michigan pig..." and you will discover it's not jack-booted thugs taking down sweet 'lil 'ol small farmers. These are "RANCHERS" who raise pigs for HUNTING. The pigs get turned loose on the ranch and those that don't get killed sometimes escape and become FERAL.

Think about disease, destruction to actual farming crops...

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

So mandate fencing! There's nothing illegal about raising animals for hunting. But there's no evidence that the DNR is limiting its actions to hunting farms. Baker's Green Acres sure doesn't look like it fits into your definition.

This family looks like a wholesome family with a dad committed to raising his family on a small family farm and providing a quality product. There's no evidence that I can see that he is a "conspiracy nut." Maybe Alex Jones is the only one willing to listen. Good for him if that's the case.

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

BTW, I visited your blog and love the photo. I presume that's you in the tree.

Jay S. said...

It's important to note that domesticated pigs become feral after only ONE GENERATION. If a domesticated pig escapes a farm, their chances of surviving in the wild are extremely good-they are VERY smart animals. And if they are un-neutered, their offspring will have bristle hair and tusks, basically identical to a multi-generation wild hog. On top of that, aside from humans who hunt them, they have basically no natural predators to keep their population in check. I work for a natural resource agency in another state and we see this all the time. There are several thousands of acres of feral rye fields in which they thrive and reproduce out here, and I’m sure that Michigan has lots of similar land in which feral hogs can thrive as well. I’m sure that the vast majority of pig farmers are good and responsible people, but the bottom line to it is that pigs in the wild-even a small number of them-wreak havoc on the landscape, and all it takes is for one irresponsible pig farmer to ruin it for everyone.

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

I find this very interesting. A priest friend spent the week after Easter in Italy with a group from his parish. Among the places they went was Nursia where St. Benedict and St. Scholastica grew up. While they were there, they went to the butcher shop where the butcher told them how all the hogs in his shop are wild and he hunts them himself. He had the tusks to prove it.

Father said the sausages were delicious! Sounds like the solution is open season on wild boars. People eat all kinds of game. Turning farmers into felons and destroying their livelihood is not the answer.