Big AGriculture in Michigan is Intentionally Bankrupting Family Pig Farms !!! How ? By Legislation classifying domesticated pigs as FERAL or INVASIVE SPECIES ! The indoors factory production processing plants versus the small family farms that are free range field raised healthy pigs !!! Watch Fast Food, Inc. to see the difference !!!
The following neat videos will speak for themselves.(you may wish to view them full screen in between your normal chores however) This is a very threatening current attack on farmer’s civil rights. The same sort of state and federal attack is now being brought against many dairymen who sell raw milk, pasture-raised chickens (for meat and eggs) by family farm producers, small grass-fed beef producers, etc by the FDA and their state counterparts. Baker’s Green Acres Vs. Michigan DNR – A farm family under very serious attack by the state of Michigan: The Bakers farm is nearby Marion, Michigan (near Cadillac). If you have any interest in family farming you will learn of many of the skills your family of yesteryear possessed with no holds bared techniques and all of the Baker children are involved with these farms tasks as well!
Bakers Green Acres vs. Michigan DNR – Family Farm Under Attack
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.
Michigan’s government plans to destroy the entire livestock of local pig farmer with government issued rifles – Interview with Rancher Mark Baker:
Now for an interesting and quite frank short series by Mark Baker called “Anyone Can Farm”..First, on butchering a hog (like many families did in the Fall. When I was a youth I participated with the family (and often even the neighborhood) in such a hog butchering event). Even the kids had an important role in this activity. And finally,a video on raising chickens in the field and then butchering them for farm use and retail income. Every aspect of the two processes are described with nothing left to your imagination!.
Insane Michigan government announces plan to destroy ranch livestock based on hair color
…And arrest hundreds of ranchers as felons
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
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’sDepartment 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 colorbeginning April 1.
Yet these are the very pigs that farmers and ranchers in Michigan have been raising for decades. The state doesn’t seem to care about this, and there are indications that this ISO may have been nudged into position by the conventional pork industry as a tactic to wipe out its competition of local, specialty ranching conducted by small families and dedicated farmers who don’t work for the big pork corporations. (The Michigan Pork Grower’s Association.)
Hear the shocking interview and watch the family farm video…
I have recorded an exclusive interview with Mark Baker fromBaker’s Green Acres– one of many ranching operations threatened with total destruction by state bureaucrats and this new Invasive Species Order. Listen to that interview here:
The Baker family has also recorded a video explaining their farming operation and how the state of Michigan is threatening to destroy their entire farming operation. Watch that stunning video (and spread the word about it) at:
Mark Baker, by the way, is a veteran of the United States Air Force. As a veteran of the U.S. armed forces, he served to protect the rights of others, yet he now finds his own rights and freedoms under assault by the state of Michigan. He told NaturalNews he is determined to protect his livelihood at all costs and to take a stand against tyranny in Michigan.
Got the wrong hair color? The state of Michigan will kill you
The state of Michigan has issued a document describing nine “traits” of what they call “feral pigs” which they claim should be destroyed on April 1.
Read the document describing those nine traits at:
Those traits include having the wrong color on the tip of the hairor evenbeing born with striped hair. The traits are written so that virtually all pigs raised by family ranchers across the state of Michigan will be targeted for destruction by the state of Michigan starting April 1. Farmers who defend their livestock may be arrested as felons and charged with multiple felony crimes by the state.
Michigan to kill all blacks
Here’s some of the language from the Michigan document describing which animals are to be destroyed. Remember: For a pig to qualify as “feral” according to state tyrants, it only has to exhibit ONE of these traits, not all of them:
1) Bristle-tip coloration: exhibit bristle tips that are lighter in color (e.g., white, cream, or buff) than the rest of the hair shaft.
2) Dark point coloration: exhibits “points” (i.e., distal portions of the snout, ears, legs, and tail) that are dark brown to black in coloration, and lack light-colored tips on the bristles.
3) Coat coloration: exhibit a number of coat coloration patterns: solid black, solid red / brown, black and white spotted, black and red / brown spotted.
4) Underfur: exhibit the presence of underfur that is lighter in color (e.g., smoke gray to brown) than the overlying dark brown to black bristles/guard hairs.
5) Juvenile coat pattern: exhibit striped coat patterns — a light grayish-tan to brown base coat, with a dark brown to black spinal stripe and three to four brown irregular longitudinal stripes with dark margins along the length of the body.
6) Skeletal appearance: Structures include skull morphology, dorsal profile, and external body measurements including tail length, head-body length, hind foot length, ear length, snout length, and shoulder height.
7) Tail structure: Straight tails.
Ear structure: Erect ear structure.
9) “Other characteristics not currently known to the MDNR that are identified by the scientific community.”
Did you catch that last one? So now the so-called “scientific community” can simply invent whatever trait they want and the state of Michigan will legalize the mass murder of all ranch animals displaying that trait.
The state of Michigan plans to bring guns to destroy local food, local farms
What’s clear from all this is that Michigan bureaucrats plan to bring guns and handcuffs to ranches all across Michigan, shooting their family livestock dead and ruining their farming operations. They then plan to arrest these ranchers as felons and separate them from their families, then charge them with felony crimes.
This is all being done under the mantra of “government is good! Government protects you!” It’s being pushed under the guise of protecting people from “invasive species,” yet what the Michigan bureaucrats don’t tell anyone is that now your local food producers have had their own ranch animals placed on that list!
That’s the trick here: Michigan has declared farm animals to be an invasive species!
An epic battle of truth, freedom and justice is being waged in Michigan
We need your help to defend farm freedom in Michigan and across the country. Here are some actions you can take:
1) SHARE this article.
2) WATCH the video:http://youtu.be/843yH_0RMIA
3) LISTEN to the interview at:
4) SUPPORT the Farm-To-Consumer Legal Defense Fund:
4) DONATE to help support the legal fees of the Baker family farm. Their website is atwww.BakersGreenAcres.com
5) DEMAND farm freedom in your area! No government has the right to tell us what food we can or cannot grow, eat or trade! It’s as simple as that, and any government bureaucrat, tyrant or local dictator who thinks they can trample on your God-given right to choose what kind of food you wish to produce or consume is in desperate need of having a boot shoved deeply and forcefully up their rear ends.
Give tyrants the boot! Defend local farms. Even if you don’t eat pork (I don’t), this is still a farm freedom issue worth fighting for.
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Confirmed: Michigan pig ban will eliminate all heritage breeds, destroy thousands of small farms
Friday, March 30, 2012
As many NaturalNews readers now know, the state of Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently issued a final ruling on its invasive species order (ISO) for swine that targets destructive “feral” species for elimination across the state. But what many people do not realize is that because of the careless way in which the order was created, all unconventional pig breeds, including heritage breeds raised by small-scale farms, are also lumped into this “feral” category as well.
Contrary to some of the claims currently spreading across the internet elsewhere, DNR’s ISO does not simply target feral breeds responsible for destroying crops and forests. As we pointed out in a recent article on the matter, the ISO brands certain hair colors, fur types, tail and skeletal structures, and various other characteristics as being indicators of a feral breed, even though these descriptors also identify many heritage breeds that have been raised in Michigan for many decades
In other words, there is nothing sensational or overblown about the claims made that the state of Michigan has basically declared war on all pig breeds besides the select few raised by large-scale factory farms. The DNR’s approach to the situation is beyond misguided — it is a blatantly-unscientific assault on small-scale pig farmers across the state of Michigan, many of which face being completely put out of business.
“The DNR’s thinking is irrational,” writes Senator Darwin L. Booher from Michigan’s 35th District in a recent article on the issue. “The department says we must ban certain pigs because the state has a feral hog problem (pigs running at-large or outside a fence). But since all pigs outside of a fence are feral and the DNR cannot genetically differentiate between swine, the department decided to ban certain pigs in Michigan simply due to their appearance” (http://www.misenategop.com).
Sen. Booher also points out that DNR does not even have the proper jurisdiction to involve itself in private pig-raising operations, as its sole purpose is to manage game and wildlife owned by the public. So in essence, DNR has taken a similar approach with pigs as the U.S.Food and Drug Administrationhas done with raw milk — just ban all forms and varieties that deviate from the conventional norm.
Be sure to listen to the interview between Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, and Mark Baker fromBaker’s Green Acres, a heritage pig raiser whose entire farm is threatened by the new order:
You can also watch a video created by the Bakers themselves at:
Sources for this article include:
Part 1/3 Pig butchering at Bakers Green Acres:
Part 2/3 Pig butchering at Bakers Green Acres:
Part 3/3 Pig butchering at Bakers Green Acres:
Part 1/2 Bakers Green Acres Field operations – chickens:
Part 2/2 Bakers Green Acres Field operations – chickens:
Bakers Green Acres Butcher Shop operation: