MICHIGAN FORCES SLAUGHTER OF LIVESTOCK; RAIDED BY DNR AGENTS!!..WHAT SAY YOU??
IT"S LONG;BUT YOU'D BETTER READ THIS; IT COULD BE COMING TO EVERYONE....................
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
There is nothing more pathetic, ugly and insidious than a tyrannical government thug who uses his power to destroy the lives of law-abiding citizens.
Today, we have witnessed the outrageous acts carried out by jack-booted scumbags in Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) who masterminded armed raids on two ranches in that state, all with the intention of shooting and killing traditional livestock and arresting ranchers as felons. This is part of Michigan’s new “Invasive Species Order” which maliciously and unlawfully targets traditional pig livestock as an invasive species, based entirely on their hair color and other physical traits. (http://www.naturalnews.com/035372_Michigan_pigs_farm_freedom....)
According to our sources, the person behind this effort is DNR director Rodney A. Stokes (see contact information below). Rodney Stokes, we’ve been told, is the decision maker behind these armed raids on Michigan ranchers. He’s the one who demands that traditional heritage pigs be slaughtered at gunpoint and that Michigan ranchers be arrested and charged as felons if they resist.
In investigating this story, I called and left a message for the DNR’s media contact, but he has so far failed to return my call. I am not necessarily expecting a return call, as experience has taught me that these cowards prefer to operate in darkness and quickly flee when someone with any real journalistic integrity begins to ask real questions.
Forced to murder his own livestock
This entire story stems from the DNR’s forcing of Michigan small-scale pig ranchers to slaughter their own livestock or be arrested as felons. (Yes, you read that correctly.)
Just this last week, one Michigan farmer was forced to shoot his own livestock in cold blood — including twenty baby piglets and pregnant sows. As he says in his own words:
A d v e r t i s e m e n t
“I was served a search warrant yesterday at 7: 45am. I have killed all my hogs. [DNR] gave me papers that say I do not have any hogs on my property. All they saw were dead hogs laying around from my mass slaughtering. It took 12 guys 4 times in there to kill all of them, sows with young, Pregnant sows, dozens of piglets, and old mature boars. It has been a sad few weeks. Does anyone know what it feels like to open fire on 20 baby piglets in one group which weigh between 5 lbs and 15 lbs. They are so adorable and cute. They commented to everyone that they never saw a fence built so tough and no way would a hog get out of this area.”(www.BakersGreenAcres.com)
This is directly a result of the orders of DNR director Rodney Stokes.
NaturalNews has received word that many of the front-line DNR enforcement officers are completely opposed to this agenda put forth by Stokes. I will state here on the record that any DNR officers, employees or whistleblowers who wish to come forward with information about this case can contact NaturalNews with the complete assurance that their identity will be protected. You can reach us at this contact page. Obviously, do NOT use government computers to reach us or send us email, as that will be tracked. Do this from a public internet cafe using a hosted email address such as Gmail. Reach us through:
We are specifically looking for whistleblowers who wish to step forward and expose the actions of Rodney Stokes or others who are directly responsible for the terrorizing of Michigan farmers. We will expose this information publicly, and we will aggressively defend the anonymity of our sources in order to see justice served.
Michigan’s DNR is out of control
As anyone can see from the facts surrounding this case, the Michigan DNR is, under the “leadership” of Rodney Stokes, acting as a rogue government agency gone completely mad and now running across the countryside with the intent of murdering livestock and terrorizing farmers.
As a freedom-loving American and strong advocate of common law, farm freedom and the rights of citizens to be free from such acts of government aggression against the People, I have called for the immediate arrest of those responsible for these illegitimate and utterly unjustified armed raids. At the very least, a criminal investigation needs to be initiated against the DNR and its director. Someone must resign over this fiasco for there to be even an inkling of justice served in this case.
I, for one, will not stop investigating Michigan’s DNR until I see justice served against those responsible for these actions. And I assure NaturalNews readers that I will immediately go public with every piece of information on the DNR that comes my way. Lawyers are standing by (as usual) to defend my right to exercise my First Amendment, even if Michigan’s DNR thinks it can deny people their entire Bill of Rights.
By the way, I also question just the basic I.Q. of the Michigan DNR about this whole issue of feral pigs. You know, here in Texas, we’re smart enough to shoot the pigs running around OUTSIDE the fences (well not me personally, but others who actually shoot the pigs). But in Lansing, Michigan, where these city bureaucrats have apparently never even seen a farm, they’re so stupid they think feral pigs can be eradicated by shooting pigs INSIDE the ranch fences! That’s about as retarded as thinking you can eliminate a coyote problem by shooting your family dog… (see below).
Michigan DNR can come and shoot your dog next
Just how out of control is the DNR? Imagine this: Using the exact same logic they have now put forth to justify their recent raids of farmers, the Michigan DNR could simply declare domesticated dogs to be an “invasive species” and then unleash swarms of armed DNR agents across the state to enter your house and shoot your dog, then arrest you as a felon for evenowningthat now-dead dog!
This is exactly — precisely! — what the DNR has done with farmers’ pigs, which they claim are “feral” pigs. But that’s no different than claiming your household dog is a “feral” dog. If it’s domesticated in your house (or on your ranch, within the fences), then it’s not feral, is it? It’s domesticated. It’s fenced in.
Michigan’s DNR argues that “your pigs MIGHT escape” into the wild, and therefore the state of Michigan has the right to come shoot all your pigs on sight, with no judge, no jury, no trial, no law, no due process and no opportunity for appeal! How’s that for total, runaway tyranny in Michigan?
But by the same logic, the DNR could argue that “your DOG might escape” into the wild, and therefore the DNR should just murder all family dogs in Michigan, see? It’s the same (warped) reasoning. These people are insane! I wonder if DNR director Rodney Stokes has a family dog? And I wonder how he would feel if four government vehicles stopped at his house, a dozen armed agents burst into his home, and then they shot his dog right in the head? That’s what he ordered done to Michigan pig ranchers, you see. It’s no different. (For the record, I am not calling for anyone to actually shoot Stokes’ dog, if he even has one. I repeat my call for non-violent resolution of these issues — even though that’s a philosophy the Michigan government has long abandoned in favor of violent escalation.)
If the DNR is not sharply rebuked for its outrageous actions of forcing farmers to shoot their own baby piglets in cold blood, there is no telling where this madness will end. Emboldened by the mass slaughter of pigs, DNR director Rodney Stokes could simply declare (like the Emperor) that cows are now an invasive species. Or goats. Sheep. Cats. Backyard chickens. Without any law being passed whatsoever, the DNR could simply invent its own new “directives” (exactly as happened in this case) and then use those directives as the quasi-legal justification to just run around the state using people’s animals as target practice.
And by God, the DNR front line agents would do what they were told, too! “We’re just following orders!” they would say as they put a bullet in the head of your family dog. Such is the nature of tyranny — there’s always some poor sap willing to carry it out in exchange for a government paycheck and the promise of retirement benefits that they’ll never receive because the state will be bankrupt long before that date ever arrives anyway.
If government will not halt its own abuses of power, such tasks fall upon the People
So the question right now is whether the Michigan government will reign in these outrageous abuses of power by the DNR — a rogue, criminal agency operating right under the nose of Governor Rick Snyder.
I urge you to contact the Governor (and other key state officials) using the contact information I’m publishing below. It’s time to let these people hear what you think about their policy of the mass slaughter of pregnant pigs and baby pigs because of the ego-tripping power desires of its most insane departmental tyrants.
If Michigan will not investigate itself and put an end to this tyranny, I fear the only solution to this will involve deputized citizens rising up against their state government and making these lawful and legal arrests on their own, without the assistance of government, if it comes to that.
After all, when government becomes the criminal, there is no option left but to invoke the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms in a common defense of the People against tyranny. This is precisely what our founding fathers wrote about when they spoke of the “right to keep and bear arms” as well as the Fourth Amendment’s protections against illegal search and seizure. In Michigan, we have now approached a decisive moment where either the government must investigate its own terrorist activites, or the People of that great state will inevitably rise up against their oppressors and assert their protections under law to be free from government tyranny. (And to be free to farm without ill-conceived government interference, above all.)
Let’s be honest about what we’re witnessing here. What Michigan has done is an act of state-sponsored terrorism that specifically has targeted innocent farmerswho have done nothing wrong.
As the DNR refused to debate their ISO (Invasive Species Order) in the courts and instead resorted to an escalation of violence by bringing guns onto illegal farm raids, their actions are clearly those of government tyrants who resort to tactics of fear, intimidation and violence in order to get their way.
This is simply not acceptable. Such actions must be halted by peacekeeping citizens who lawfully and ethically act to preserve their rights to pursue life, liberty and happiness. Even if it means lawfully and legally arresting government terrorists who have been conspiring against them.
While DNR director Rodney Stokes could have decided to hold off on the armed raids and argue the merits of the ISO in Michigan’s courts, he instead decided to escalate the violence and bring guns to farms where unjustified violence has now been committed against the animals there. This shows a striking disregard for valuing life and liberty. It is a very dangerous sign to see a departmental director openly advocating such acts of terrorism against the People. (Should Rodney Stokes be prosecuted under the Patriot Act? That’s something worth investigating, even if the Patriot Act is a bad law to begin with…)
Regardless of the evidently unstable psychology of the man who masterminded this criminal conspiracy against Michigan farmers, the actions of the DNR are wholly illegitimate, unethical, immoral, illegal, unconstitutional and despicable. This is the kind of government behavior you might expect in North Korea, not Michigan. Yet through its recent actions on threatening home gardeners, SWAT-teaming innocent mothers while stealing their children with CPS workers (http://www.naturalnews.com/032090_Maryanne_Godboldo_health_fr...…), and now raiding farms at gunpoint, the state of Michigan has cemented its reputation as the most terror-driven state government in America today.
Where is Michigan Governor Rick Snyder on these issues? Why has he not spoken out for the People of Michigan and sought to defend them against the tyranny of the very rogue government agencies he now commands? Governor Rick Snyder could put a stop to this with a single phone call (or by firing a single person, probably). Encourage Snyder to take action by contacting his office about this issue (see contact information below).
DNR director Stokes could have stopped it, too, but he actually ordered the raids to move forward. At no point have the representatives of government in Michigan actually stood up to protect the fundamental rights and protections of Michigan farmers and ranchers. We aren’t asking the Michigan government for handouts here. This isn’t a request for corporate welfare or even individual welfare. We are only requesting that government get the Hell off our farms and leave us in peace to pursue the difficult work of being a rancher.
In this time of economic desperation, with Detroit gutted by the downfall of the automobile industry in America, and with agriculture suffering under GMO contamination and the onerous regulations of the FDA and USDA, it is beyond belief that the state of Michigan would spend taxpayer dollars to seek out and destroy local farming and ranching operations that are contributing to the economy at many levels.
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