Natural News is reporting that in Michigan, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has conducted armed raids on pig farmers. In two instances, the DNR organized raids including six vehicles and ten armed men. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources intended to shoot all of the farmers’ pigs. The actions of the DNR are based on a new order, the “Invasive Species Order“, which declares livestock to be an invasive species. The Invasive Species Order (ISO) deems farmers who raise invasive species, such as these pigs, to be felons.
Joseph O’Leary, an attorney representing one of the targeted farmers, questions the constitutionality of this behavior.
“I think this is an unconstitutional order, these actions of the DNR are way out of bounds,” O’Leary told NaturalNews “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.”
One farmer who knew the DNR would be coming was forced to shoot his own pigs, one by one, including baby piglets. The farmer wanted to avoid being arrested as a felon, and so he destroyed his livelihood with his own hands instead of waiting for the government to do it for him. The DNR then obtained a search warrant (possibly illegally by lying to a judge) and raided his farm anyway to ensure no pigs had survived.
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