More Suspense and Twists: Heritage Pig Farmer “Criminal” vs. State of Michigan DNR and Their Demand for $700,000 and DestructiSubmitted by Augie on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 16:44
More Suspense and Twists: Heritage Pig Farmer “Criminal” vs. State of Michigan DNR and Their Demand for $700,000 and Destruction of 70 Animals
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by David Michael, MSc, PEng –Independent Investigator
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Our investigative report posted last week focused on Mark and Jill Baker, owners of Baker’s Green Acres and their lawsuit against the state of Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR). MDNR issued on Order under its Invasive Species Order (ISO) which forces small, heritage pig farmers to destroy their pigs because of the way they look—a little different than “approved types”. Pigs that have erect ears or floppy ears, straight tails or curly tails, and other attributes (such as being black) may be shot and killed on a farm and the carcasses burned on site. This resulted in a demand for $700,000 from Mark and his family of ten. The demand occurred after MDNR monitored and pursued Mark after speaking at a public hearing with state representatives at the capitol in Lansing.
In my interview with the Baker’s I pressed him to tell me where the local sheriff stood on these actions by MDNR. Baker told me he pleaded for help from Missaukee County Sheriff James Bosscher was disengaged and did not offer any meaningful assistance. Baker said he arranged a meeting with the sheriff and did not want to look at the ISO handed to him. DONATE!