Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Freedom to choose pig breeds in Michigan

This video shows a Michigan farmer explaining the impact of a new order banning what county officers call 'feral' pigs. As of 1 April certain pig breeds have become illegal and farmers keeping them can be charged for harbouring invasive species.

Read more here about the peculiar distinguishing characteristics of the banned livestock. Information about the farmer's legal defence fund is here.

This seems a bizarre situation, but if the facts are being reported accurately it is another instance of people's livelihoods being bulldozed by government with corporate support, ostensibly on health grounds.

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