Michigan DNR forces farmer to shoot his livlihood, pigs, to avoid felony charges.
I am quoting much from the article, but urge you to go to the original site to read the full article.
This is an outrageous violation of the Fourth Amendment.
Get involved! Call the Michigan governor and other government officials. Just like the recent controversy over contracepton and the Catholic church, it really doesn’t matter if you are a farmer or a Catholic. If someone’s else First and Fourth Amendment rights are violated today, then it may be yours tomorrow. Stand up for the Constitution regardless of whether you live in Michigan, or whether you are a farmer. What goes around, comes around.
NaturalNews can now confirm that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has, in total violation of the Fourth Amendment, conducted two armed raids on pig farmers in that state, one in Kalkaska County at Fife Lake and another in Cheboygan County. Staging raids involving six vehicles and ten armed men, DNA conducted unconstitutional, illegal and arguably criminal armed raids on these two farms with the intent of shooting all the farmers’ pigs under a bizarre new “Invasive Species Order” (ISO) that has suddenly declared traditional livestock to be an invasive species.
“To take what was six months ago an entirely legal activity, and suddenly people are felons over it. They’re not growing drugs, running guns or killing anybody, they’re raising animals pursuant to USDA regulations and state of Michigan regulations. They haven’t done anything wrong here, and the DNR is treating them like they are hardened criminals.”
In anticipation of the DNR arriving on the scene, one farmer engaged in what can only be described as a heart-wrenching task of shooting his own pigs, one by one, including baby piglets before the DNR arrived. This was to avoid being arrested as a felon. His livelihood is now completely destroyed, as the state of Michigan has put him out of business.
Today, I am urging you to join hundreds of thousands of NaturalNews readers, DrudgeReport readers and InfoWars listeners across the country in taking action to loudly and aggressively denounce the Michigan state government’s actions in terrorizing farmers and forcing a slaughter of their traditional animal herds.
Here’s how you can help:
#1) CALL the office of Governor Rick Snyder
PHONE: (517) 373-3400
PHONE: (517) 335-7858 (Michigan constituents)
When you call, DEMAND the investigation and arrest of the DNR workers who conspired to conduct these illegal and illegitimate armed raids on Michigan farmers.
#2) CALL the Michigan DNR offices and loudly complain about their total tyranny against Michigan farmers and ranchers:
Director, Rodney A. Stokes
Acting Natural Resources Deputy, Kelley Smith
Chief Administrative Officer, Mark Hoffman
Legislative Liaison, Gary Owen
Public Information Officer, Ed Golder
Upper Peninsula regional Coordinator, Stacy Welling
Policy Coordinator, Donna Stine
Senior Executive, Patricia Stewart
#3) CALL the law enforcement division of the Michigan DNR to condemn them for using gun-toting officers to enforce the mass slaughter of privately-owned livestock:
Law Enforcement Division
Gary Hagler, Chief
Located: 530 W. Allegan St.
Mason Building, Fourth Floor
#4) CALL the Michigan office of Attorney General and demand an investigation into the illegitimate and unlawful activities of the DNR operating in that state.
G. Mennen Williams Building, 7th Floor
525 W. Ottawa St.
P.O. Box 30212
Lansing, MI 48909
Main Number (517) 373-1110
Facsimile (517) 373-3042
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Special thanks to Alex Jones and Matt Drudge for covering this breaking story. More details to come here on NaturalNews.