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Insane Michigan Government Announces Plan to Destroy Ranch Livestock Based on Hair Color

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger | NaturalNews.com
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

(NaturalNews) The state of Michigan is only days away from engaging in what can only be called true "animal genocide" -- the mass murder of ranch animals based on the color of their hair. It's all part of a shocking new "Invasive Species Order" (ISO) put in place by Michigan's Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This Invasive Species Order suddenly and shockingly defines virtually all open-range pigs raised by small family farms to be illegal "invasive species," and possession of just one of these animals is now a felony crime in Michigan, punishable by up to four years in prison.

The state has said it will "destroy" these pigs beginning in April, potentially by raiding local farms with government-issued rifles, then shooting the pig herds while arresting the members of the family and charging them with the "crime" of raising pigs with the wrong hair color. This may truly be a state-sponsored serial animal killing spree.

Reality check: You may think this story is some kind of early April Fools prank, but it isn't. This is factually true and verifiable through the documents, videos and websites linked below. The state of Michigan seriously intends to unleash a mass murder spree of pigs of the wrong color beginning April 1.

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VIDEO of a local Michigan farmer FIGHTING this bill!
(Thanks for the video link, AnCapMercenary)

http://youtu.be/843yH_0RMIA



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... and why are they doing this?

U.S. approves Chinese company’s purchase of Smithfield
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/us-china-smithfield-96...

http://youtu.be/S_C-QdB__M0

Wow. In Texas we accelerate

Wow. In Texas we accelerate to hit these pigs if theyre on the road and shoot on sight if we have a gun on hand. They destroy everything in their path including native vegetation. But people in Michigan are RAISING them?

Southern Agrarian

Where is PETA?!

I'm sorry, but why is PETA being ignorant about Michigan's incomming pig extermination? Now, I'm not a PETA supporter, but you'd expect from ppl who are about ETHICAL Treatment, to be the 1st to raise the voice against something like that, but apparently PETA is just another Goverment branch, who will give us the idea of "choice and fight for equality", while looking the otherway when the real thing is happening.

PETA?

They are closely watching the dictator in chief to ensure he's not swatting any more flies.

Seriously, PETA is as useful now as the president is constitutional.

It is a Murderous Plan

It is part of NWO's plan to destroy infrastructure for non-corporate food production in the U.S. to advance the goal of Agenda 21: reduce human population. They want to make the American people helpless and starving when the world's financial system melts down at the end of 2012.

I can tell you've done some critical thinking

"It is a Murderous Plan
Submitted by sceptreofjudah on Wed, 03/28/2012 - 08:12. Permalink
It is part of NWO's plan to destroy infrastructure for non-corporate food production in the U.S. to advance the goal of Agenda 21: reduce human population. They want to make the American people helpless and starving when the world's financial system melts down at the end of 2012."

Intervention will require unity. That hasn't been taught this century much at all. Such is possible, but people really need to know the consequences of failure to unify.

Knowing the consequences is motivation to unify, if they are appreciated as real.

One warm frog said to the other.

Can we stop doing all the things we are doing that we do not want to do while still doing what we need to do?

Murder, genocide?

While this is a horrible crime the state of Michigan is perpetrating, let's not call it murder. Using that term for animals in my opinion makes light of the heavy crime of "murder" in the context of the killing of humans. Which I think we'd agree is a crime of a much greater degree. Again, it is horrifying that a government thinks this is morally right in the putting down of these animals and in the usurping of the individual's rights that own the pigs, but MURDER, Genocide? How would we feel if someone compared, even compared the Jewish Holocaust with the putting down of large numbers of pigs in Michigan?

If they came on the wrong property,

the hogs might not be the only destructive pests being shot.

got VIDEO of a local Michigan farmer FIGHTING this bill!!!

Bakers Green Acres vs. Michigan DNR - Family Farm Under Attack

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=843yH_0RMIA

Uploaded by Kyle Miron on Mar 21, 2012

A family farm in rural Michigan may be shut down by a Government Entity who has passed a law stating that the breed of hogs they are raising are a threat to neighboring croplands. In truth, the Big Pork Industry has been planning this campaign to take down all family farms with hopes to eventually siege complete control of the American Food Supply. This short-film was created with hopes to inspire the public to take action.

The Baker Family website is http://www.bakersgreenacres.com and their battle has just begun. Please join in their fight.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Really?

Corporate take down of competition through agencies? Is this what this story boils down to?

I don't doubt it

They have been doing this for years and years.They are worse than politicians about dirty campaigning against each other. Where do you think the name "Stock" market came from.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

LMAO! How can this story be a front page on the Daily Paul??

COME ON MODERATORS! PIGS? REALLY??? How about the freaking SWINE IN WASHINGTON DC? Lets eradicate them sonsabitches! Then talk about pigs in Michigan..

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Hendog no like Pig?

:)

"Dedicated to restoring a Constitutional Government"

This kind of thing is EXACTLY what the whole problem of government invasion into our lives and property is all about. Maybe someone will see this and realize something has gone very wrong and needs to be fixed.

Mushrooms

It is now a crime in WA State to pick mushrooms in your own front yard without a permit. You can mow them down or step on them but you have to have a permit to harvest them for your table. INSANE.

I have never

seen a feral pig in the U.P. nor has any other hunter that I know. Everyone up here hunts and nobody has seen a pig, soooo how much of a problem could these pigs be? There are many game farms where you pay to hunt animals, pigs being one of them. I assume some have gotten loose, which would make them isolated. The dnr estimates about a thousand pigs are now wild. The dnr numbers are consistently grossly overestimated, so those numbers mean absolutely nothing. Deer and turkeys also do crop damage, should we eradicate all of them also?

Look up feral hog crop

Look up feral hog crop damage. They are a huge problem down south and in Texas from what I have read, and they are in "open season". That being said I don't think trespassing on a farmer's property and destroying livestock he has raised is a right of the gov't. I live in the middle of a lightly populated area of mid-michigan in the middle of several square miles of fields and forest and have never seen a feral pig. And if I did I'd shoot it.

Yeah I don't know anyone who

Yeah I don't know anyone who has seen a pig. So really what is the problem? If a farmer has damage he can claim crop damage and tell hunters and they would be more than glad to hunt it, problem solved.

most things make at least some sense if you dig deep enough

im just not seeing it in this one yet.

reading the comments

While I disagree with the DNR's sweeping action, in the comments section of the article the only person I noticed that was actually from MI said the following:

Melissa Johnson DeHaan · Muskegon, Michigan

Guys, these are not livestock, these are feral swine that have been a problem plagueing Michigan farmers for decades, destroying crops and forests. There has been open season on feral swine in Michigan for over 30 years, this story isn't even newsworthy. If someone decides to capture and raise these beasts, they still are not livestock any more than a captured squirrel or hawk.

You're missing the point

It's not about the swine, it's about property rights. These farmers have raised these pigs. They're his. The government has no right to trespass and kill his livestock.

And don't think the argument that those "type" of pigs are feral. All BISON were feral at one point, too, until farmers started raising them. In fact, the same can be said for ALL animals.

You are sooo correct

the whole issue is about rights, property and rights to property. But even this boils down to fear and love - reckless fear of maybe existing feral hogs and things that might be or "what ifs". The reality is people have a right to earn a living by providing food and livestock or whatever else they choose. The government (your neighbors) are to honor and protect those choices because they apply to everyone. The government (your neighbors) DO NOT have any rights, excuses or privileges to destroy that of another no matter how much they imagine fear filled situations that may or might occur. Is our Land of the Brave now a whiney sandbox of scardy-cats crying to be protected from non-existent but imagined bogeymen? Or are we to relearn to stand tall and be who and what we are - courageous and loving adults of integrity and character?

Wildness

If there's any animal that really doeesn't belong here in North America, it's cows. They can't even cope with harsh winter weather, they have to be sheltered and babied to a certain degree. As to their being problematical, I don't know about today, but when I was a kid they were constantly escaping and tramping on others' property. That is part & parcel of raising animals.

I have chickens. They originated in SE Asia. So, are they "feral" because I let them run around in the yard? They voluntarily go back into the hen house at dusk without any prompting from me.

Big difference

True, feral swine are a problem, and the problem is becoming bigger. However, farmers who pasture their pigs here in Michigan will use a hardier stock than the plain white pigs you normally see because the darker colored pigs winter better. From the Baker's Green Acres (Marion, MI) website regarding their hogs:

We’ve decided that our Mangalitsa and Mangalitsa hybrid pigs are important assets to our farm for many reasons. Not only do they produce really good food, they do it in an ecologically responsible manner. These “back to basics” hogs thrive in our northern Michigan climate and can grow on any kind of feed. They utilize grasses, roots, root crops, animal parts (heads, feet, heart/liver/gizzard from the chickens), and end-of-production garden plants to grow. They do not require oil dependant means (feed or shelter) to provide high quality food for many people. We’ve been impressed with their mothering skills and hardiness in a wide variety of conditions. “Hybrid vigor” is a term that aptly describes the productiveness of such animals. On top of all that, they are generally pleasant, cooperative animals, as pigs go. We’d hate to lose these and other heritage breeds of hogs in the local food community.

The problem is the Michigan DNR, in their efforts to reduce the feral swine problem, have thrown out the baby with the bathwater. Feral swine can be hunted year round with possession of any hunting license, including a small game license. If the problem persists, I would recommend the DNR just declare open season on feral swine and allow "shoot on sight." But to go invading small farms that pasture their hogs just smacks of big government doing the bidding of Big Ag.

I agree, guys, please...

do some research before going all Militant Vegan on the topic.

Feral swines are a HUGE problem all over the world and MI has an infestation with them. This is an Animal Control issue.

People who breed these are breaking local policies due to the high risc of escape by these animals.

Just my 2c

Are you a libertarian?

Because there is no justification to kill one man's pigs because of what some OTHER pigs do somewhere else. That's like saying the cops should break down a person's house and take his guns because of the killing that happens with the use of OTHER guns by other people. It's nonsense.

Makes you wanna curl up and dye

your pigs a different color.

My chickens

I don't consider my self a farmer but I have about 20 chickens that I keep here at my house. The property is 45 acres, most of it wooded. The chickens have a coop but they prefer to roost in the trees at night and lay the eggs in the coop. They are totally free range and sometimes I find eggs in strange places like the back seat of my car or in the window well. I throw those eggs away unless I know they are fresh that day. The eggs my chickens lay are much much larger then commercial eggs. A high percentage are double yokes. The yokes are more orange in color, larger, and stand up high and firm in the pan when cracked and cooked sunnyside up. They taste way better and my friends and family stop by to grab some all the time. I never tried selling them and I have to get rid of them so I give them away. My chickens live on a natural diet of bugs and plants that they find themselves. Sometimes in the winter I also feed a few organic pellets. I keep a cattle dog outside at night until the sun comes up due to foxes are everywhere around here and tend to grab the chickens at daybreak when they come down from the trees. Sometimes in the winter a fox will get bold and grab a chicken in the middle of the day. I have heard of foxes opening coops and slaughtering entire flocks that are trapped in the coops so I just let mine run free and stay in the trees. A chicken lays 1 or 2 eggs a day, as opposed to a commercial chicken fed a diet of hormone and antibiotics that will lay many more low quality commercial eggs. If you have never tried it, get yourself a few chicks this Easter and give it a go. All you need for enough eggs is about 1 chicken per person . (but you need at least two chickens - they hate to be alone)
One of the strangest things about them is that the birds of a feather flock together is true. They segregate themselves based on feather color and don't roost at night in the same tree with birds of a different color. I have black, red and white chickens so it's kind of funny to see them separate and go their different ways at sunset after hanging out together all day long. I also have a few goats that live here, that's another story.

Really fun story.

In Idaho it's coyotes, not foxes so much. I agree about free range chicken eggs being so different and so much better than commercial. Once when I was pressed for time I bought a dozen eggs from our local co-op that sells only organic and those eggs were the worst eggs I have ever seen in my life, far worse than the supermarket eggs. Goes to show that the organic label isn't magic.

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Not to worry about the time

According to an article I read...re eggs...which, when I was a little girl, were kept in a basket on the kitchen counter. Do NOT wash them...removes that sealant/protective layer.

Wish I had some of your 'yard eggs' right now! Most folks simply don't know how good they taste - nor how good they ARE for us! (Like 'raw milk'!)

Susie 4 Liberty