Wednesday, April 18, 2012

More to scare you...

Real Estate anywhere outside the state of Michigan should be seeing a boost....You'll understand what I mean if you go here, and do a little reading of the recent posts.

Make no mistakes - the government, at the behest of processed food manufacturers and retailers - is after your right to choose what you eat and how it is grown.

Imagine... being served, raided, and forced to slaughter your family livestock. Forced to brutally kill animals you have helped to breed, feed, understand, respect, and even love. Because some moronic politician passed an idiotic law. It's happening right now in Michigan.

Today it's hogs...tomorrow.....???

They're taking the fresh salad right out of your mouths, and shoving the Twinkie and McNugget as far down as it will go....


Michelle said...

My son has never eaten a McNugget or a Twinkie; think someone will turn me in for neglect? ;-)

Miss Effie said...

Scary is right!! I hope Baker wins this battle ... but it doesn't look too hopeful.

Just want to farm the way I want to ... not the way others think I should.

Spinners End Farm said...

The law was actually "intended" to protect farmers and thier livestock and native wildlife from diseases brought in with wild hogs by owners of facilities who put them behind fences for people to shoot as sport. Their hogs don't remain behind their fences and become a threat to the natural enviroment and the safety of humans. Ever run across a huge tusked boar in the woods? Not pretty.

LindaG said...

It is definitely scary.
Someone told me it's because they let their pigs run wild.

But you don't see them destroying pythons or other animals in pet shops because people let them run free and now they have breeding populations in the U.S.

I don't care what the reason is, really. I don't like it one bit.

Spinners End Farm said...

If you'd like to review some of the facts of the invasive species order they are on this site:,4570,7-153-10370_12145_55230-276322--,00.html

LindaG said...

I just wanted to update my earlier comment. I asked some questions on a homestead group I'm part of, because they have members who live in Michigan. One member had written to the ALBC about it.
Here is their reply:

Thanks for your concern and for thinking of ALBC. We have been keeping up
to speed with the developments in Michigan over this regulation. After
getting past the excitement on the internet, everything I've learned in
talking to saner heads indicates that MDNR is looking primarily at Eurasian breeds (Russian Wild Boar)and their crosses in implementing this rule.

Legislators in Michigan are responding to DNR on behalf of their farming
constituents. I know some farmers have gotten letters of exemption from
MDNR for all heritage breeds and even Mangalitsas but not Eurasian breeds.

If you have friends in Michigan with pigs, they can write or call me for a
contact at the DNR.

You're quite right that other states are watching Michigan closely. Growers
in all states should remain vigilant - as new regulations are drafted, small and heritage farmers need to talk with their own Dept of Natural Resources
and ask them, when they write wildlife regulations that may impact domestic
animals such as pigs, turkeys, and sheep, to please work with sustainable farmers and ensure their needs are met. One universal law is the "law of unintended consequences".

Best regards, write back anytime,


Alison Martin
Program Director
American Livestock Breeds Conservancy

P.O. Box 477
Pittsboro, NC 27312