Time to invest in porkbellies

Posted on April 17, 2012 by

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This has just come through the aggregator in the past few hours, Police-Raid-Farm-Pigs
while I was out splitting wood. This is absolutely unbelievable, and so weird that I thought it was a joke. It isn’t. It’s confirmed.

Bureaucrats at Michigan Department of Natural Resources issued an Invasive Species Order declaring that traditional farm livestock are “invasive species” and have now conducted two armed raids on pig farmers in that state, one in Kalkaska County at Fife Lake and another in Cheboygan County. Their purpose: to shoot all of the farmers’ pigs.

It gets weirder: the MDNR order further declares that the pig farmers are felons, subject to immediate incarceration.

“I think this is an unconstitutional order, these actions of the DNR are way out of bounds,” attorney Joseph O’Leary told NaturalNews in an interview today. He is representing one of the farmers who was targeted in these raids. “To take what was six months ago an entirely legal activity, and suddenly people are felons over it. They’re not growing drugs, running guns or killing anybody, they’re raising animals pursuant to USDA regulations and state of Michigan regulations. They haven’t done anything wrong here, and the DNR is treating them like they are hardened criminals.”

Opening trial is scheduled for 9 a.m. this Friday.
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