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Forum Post: US Government is "Off Its Rails", Killing Farmers' Pigs Under Bizarre Law Of 'Invasive Species'

Posted 2 years ago on April 16, 2012, 5:03 p.m. EST by Devoghe (40)
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Michigan government unleashes armed raids on small pig farmers, forces farmer to shoot all his own pigs

Monday, April 16, 2012,, by Mike Adams, Editor of NaturalNews.com

http://www.naturalnews.com/035585_Michigan_farms_raids.html

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[-] 2 points by JadedGem (895) 2 years ago

Looks to me like corporate pig farmers have been able to get legislation to force out small farmers by hook or crook! Destroying livestock is a serious issue city folks, its the equivalent of burning down your house and burning your insurance agreement at the same time leaving you on hook for a house you can't live in. Its utter financial ruin, land snatching and more. We had an old lard hog that was wild come up to our farm in Georgia. We let her run loose and she stayed, just as tame and nice as can be. Eventually we took her to market and she cut out like a lard hog, mostly fat, that's how we know what breed she mostly represented. Pigs are smarter than dogs and small farms opt for breeds that won't eat their own kids and that their kids can take to 4H shows, and local fairs, and handle with ease. Its not some exaggeration that the animals in question were animals the farmer cared about as much as anyone cared about their pet potbellied pigs.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Please follow the mlive link I provided below.

This is not primarily about eatin' pigs.

[-] 1 points by JadedGem (895) 2 years ago

Thanks I saw that! I replied and gave it a point to try to move it up so it at the top.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Thanks for that, the thread title doesn't tell the whole story.

Just think I could have blamed the whole thing on our (R)epelican't governor.

But this was the correct thing to do.

[-] 1 points by JadedGem (895) 2 years ago

If someone tried to raise wild boars here our DNR would have a field day! They couldn't even pass that off as livestock. Our laws are in place and they'd just show up and put them down too. Invasive species and Exotic pets really have a hard time here. We don't want to have the problem Texas and Florida have with invasive species, big cats, huge snakes, monkeys and chimps floating around our state. We had a mink farm around here for a little while. Too many ended up in farmers' chicken houses though.

[-] 1 points by DanielBarton (1345) 2 years ago

This has been done before it was done in the 1930's when there was too many pigs and cows. This was plan establish by FDR the government say they they can control the amount of livestock and crops you can grow. Even if it is for private use.

[-] 1 points by SPAR23 (25) 2 years ago

This is either not true or highly exagerated. Farmers dont raise the types of hogs that we see on tv that destroy crops.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

I thought you guys didn't like whiners? There's very little actual info in the article. Mostly just a sob story worthy of a modern "queen for a day".

I'm sure Ted Nugent is up in arms, literally.

Feral boars have been a growing problem in Michigan over the last 10 years.

The "farmers" involved were also well aware of the April first ban.

For a point of reference, Kalkaska and Cheboygan are in the far northern part of the lower peninsula, and bands of these boars have been seen in the suburbs of Detroit.

Point of reference two, these are not primarily eatin' pigs. They were being raised to be shot at, and not native to anywhere around Michigan..

For a little balance.

http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2012/03/post_289.html.

[-] 1 points by JadedGem (895) 2 years ago

Reply, I wondered why the breed in question was not named! Or why it hadn't hit the news. Or why he needed a high fence. Thanks Shooz for defining the real issue. Georgia is real strict in their laws about what is livestock and what you can't raise and cage. It would be illegal to take a wild bore and breed it here too. If the boar was a considered a native wild species, the only thing you are allowed to do with them is shoot them. You aren't allowed to make pets of or breed raccoons or squirrels either. You are allowed to hunt them, but not to cage them or turn them loose in your house!

[-] 0 points by mserfas (652) from Ashland, PA 2 years ago

Feral hogs can indeed be a menace and an ecological problem, but surely this deserves the Nobel Prize for Locking the Stable Door After The (Pigs) Have Bolted. Surely no one believes that there are states in the U.S. where no pig has ever gotten loose before now.