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Governor Snyder Continues His Attack on Food Freedom



"Voluntary compliance" is Orwellian double-speak used by Governor Snyder and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to describe the situation where farmers shoot their whole herd of heritage breed pigs out of fear of becoming a felon and being thrown in jail.

"After 8 guys, 3 four-wheelers, and 4 hours, DNR decided I was correct. I have killed all my hogs. They gave me papers that say I do not have any hogs on my property. All they saw were dead hogs laying around from my mass slaughtering. It took 12 guys 4 times in there to kill all of them, sows with young, pregnant sows, dozens of piglets, and old mature boars. It has been a sad few weeks." - Dave Tuxbury, Deer Tracks Ranch

Snyder's DNR is doing this because of an Invasive Species Order it issued, declaring it a felony to raise heritage breed pigs for food.

Snyder's DNR has thrown the Fourth Amendment out the window.  Without warrants, they are demanding access to private property for the purpose of killing their livestock, without a drop of compensation.

That these same "public servants" can bust into people's homes, terrorize their children, kill their pets, shackle their persons, and destroy personal property on the flimsiest of pretexts is repellent to anyone placing even a modest value on the word liberty.

There is only one thing that will stop a bureaucrat with guns: Pressure on the boss (Governor Snyder) and the purse (the legislature).

May 15th is the filing deadline for defenders of liberty to become precinct delegates.  Precinct delegates, as a body, control the political parties.  This confers great leverage over the politicians.  

But as always, politics is about numbers, and we need everyone engaged to have the numbers we need to prevail.

Don't miss this opportunity to become a precinct delegate and participate in one of the easiest ways to increase your political clout.

It will take substantial political pressure to stand up to the factory farms.  That's why we are asking you to take the following actions:

  • Go to milibertydelegates.com and take the pledge to get involved and become a precinct delegate.  Just click on the link at the top to "Take the Pledge".
  • Click here to sign the petition demanding that this madness be stopped.

Governor Snyder will certainly proceed to give you his list of excuses for his tyrannical actions.  These excuses are worded to sound valid to folks unfamiliar with the issue, but when evaluated against fact, become pure fantasy.

Governor Snyder will say that the swine are a significant threat.

The reality is that these swine are not taking over our state and are rarely encountered.  Testimony presented to the Michigan Senate Agriculture Committee on March 29 revealed that less than 50 feral swine were killed in Michigan in 2011; in contrast, 140,000 deer were killed in the state during that time.

Governor Snyder will lie to you and tell you that only certain type of swine are prohibited.  He uses the term Sus scrofa Linnaeus.

Close examination of the wording of the ISO reveals that it outlaws the entire pig species, then makes an exception for pigs involved in "domestic hog production" which is not defined in the order.

State law defines domestic animals as "those species of animals that live under the husbandry of humans."  Yet Governor Snyder's DNR has used a different definition that includes every pig in the state, then carves out an exception for confined factory farming.

This is why we cannot let Governor Snyder fulfill his agenda to eliminate heritage breed pigs from the marketplace and give a monopoly on pigs to the factory farms.  Please take the following actions today:

  • Go to milibertydelegates.com and take the pledge to get involved and become a precinct delegate.  Just click on the link at the top to "Take the Pledge".
  • Click here to sign the petition demanding that this madness be stopped.

In Liberty,

Tony DeMott
State Coordinator
Michigan Campaign For Liberty

P.S.  Please forward this to your friends and family.  It is important that we spread the word immediately before some farmer ends up in jail or worse.

P.P.S. Click here to sign the petition now and help us send a message to those who would steal our Liberty!


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