Every day we wake up, more and more of our rights are being yanked away. It is as if an alien world is walking among us and designed a way to conquer the entire planet and our great country through the systemic and incestuous purging of freedoms and liberties. Inexplicably, Michigan put a law on the books to stop tankers of salt water waste from being dumped into fresh waters and this law has transistioned into a perverted Nazi right for Michigan's DNR (Dept of Natural Resources) to force farms to "immediately" kill their hogs and piglets as a measure of the ISO (Invasive Species Order). Thus protecting large food lobbies.
According to the story in the Sodahead Blog "Michigan Forces Slaughter --"; it denotes that the armed raids on livestock farmers throughout Michigan is the brain child of DNR Director Rodney A Stokes. But you get a better sense of it all from Michigan's Cadillac News story and lead in apropos "MCBAIN" "Local Farmers Take Fight against swine mandate to Lansing" - as it denotes this from Senator Darwin Booher;
[it's] -- estimated close to 2,000 small farm operators could be put out of business as a result of the order, which defines a swine as invasive based on their phenotype characteristics — or what they look like.
"This is the problem," said Booher. "Their definition of an invasive (swine) species is not clear."
For example, the order defines the ear structure of an invasive swine as both erect and floppy, depending on if the pig is a hybrid breed or not.
As noted on the "Natural News" website - a farmer was informed he was a felon, that the Michigan (Nazi type) Police were coming - and he is considered to be a felon. The perverted law that defines "Invasive Species" as pigs with "Unapproved" hair color or "unacceptable breeds". This compelled him to slaughter his hogs and piglets - before the facist police arrived. As the Natural News website denotes;
Even after this farmer informed the DNR that he had destroyed his entire herd of pigs, the DNR continued to illegally acquire a search warrant by providing false information to a court Judge, then conducting an armed raid on his ranch to verify that the entire herd of pigs had indeed already been shot to death. That this took place satisfied the DNR, which is now showing itself to be engaged in the mob-style destruction of targeted farming businesses through its mass-murder agenda of Michigan's small-scale farm pigs.
Mark Baker, a retired Armed Services officer from the Air Force - has his own website quaintly titled "Bakers Green Acres". Mr. Baker denotes the absurdity of the whole saga. He believes it is just a perversion of law, influenced by the mass slaughter houses - to quash independent farmers that breed a better pork product. That what is being "invasive" is big money quashing the species "independent" farms. As he states on his blog - that;
***Baker’s Green Acres has worked hard to raise hogs that can yield world-class pork products and have a very small carbon footprint. Our F-1 Mangalitsa crosses do just that. They are comparable in breeding to the Swabian Hall that won Cochon 555 last year, thus yielding fantastic pork. Yet they can grow on a non corn and soy diet, feeding on forages that we plant for them and some small grain input. They thrive at all stages of growth in our permaculture system, thus benefitting the soil/water/air, the animal, and the humans.
The big ag lobbies including the pork producers, milk producers, chicken producers, and big ag financiers have undermined legislative efforts and insisted on supporting the ISO as it stands. The DNR put your representatives into a headlock to force an oppressive agenda on your farmers. This is not a democratic solution to a relatively minor problem
Mark Baker served our country for decades, risking his life to fight for the freedoms that our tyrannical governments now seek to take away from him. He wins me over - 4 times more - with his Youtube video stating that he is proud to be in this battle.
I am proud to see this American putting it all on the line again - fighting tyranny.
We are witnessing the end of our lives as we use to know it. Wall Street can sell your home 20 times and get "Bailed" Out when it starts to catch up with them. Previously, we provided you with a Diary about Milk Farmers being raided = for selling Milk that customers wanted - but the government does not approve of your choice in drinking.
What's next? Cow breeds not permitted? Horses? Chickens? We can only eat "Plump when you Cook'ums"? Unless we say no to tyranny, cronyism and corruption - it will just keep rolling over us. We need more farmers like Mark Baker -
UPDATE 10:41 am Pacific
Link to the Michigan Code on Forbidden species - quite telling