How Can I Help with the Michigan Heritage Pigs Being Slaughtered?

Here is the situation, starting over the weekend the DNR has begun slaughtering farmer’s Heritage Pigs on their property in Michigan. Yes, the DNR. First, they shouldn’t have a thing to do with farm livestock. Secondly, these poor pigs are being killed for the gain of the commercial pork producers. Killing off ones competition is apparently acceptable now? Farmers are killing their own animals so they will not be committing a “felony”. That is a better alternative at this point. My stomach turns as I type. It is a terrible tragedy and other states are waiting in the wings to enact similar atrocities.

I can hardly believe this is happening in my home state. This isn’t something that effects just tree hugging hippies in California. This is a fundamental issue that must be stopped immediately. I have yet to see any traditional media outlets cover this and I am outraged. Will we soon be told that raids on our vegetable gardens have begun because we can no longer grow our own tomatoes because that should be left to the commercial growers?

For more information please read this excellent article written by Mother Earth News Michigan Begins Heritage Hog Slaughter

Please respond in your own way but please do be responsive. If we could reach out to the media outlets and demand coverage and the politicians we voted for and elected with our ballots we might be able to stop this before it becomes even worse.

What can we do to help spread the word?

First, call, email or mail the offices of the politicians involved and tell them to rescind the ISO:
Governor Rick Snyder
State Capitol
P.O. Box 30013
Lansing , MI 48909
Phone: 517-335-7858

Rodney Stokes, Director
P.O. Box 30028
Lansing , MI 48909  
Phone: 517-373-2329

Secondly, let your media outlets know. Write on their Facebook Fan Pages, email them, try to get through to them and use your contacts to notify them that you would like coverage.

  • Posted on   04/18/12 at 11:38:36 AM   by Emily  | 
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