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April 16, 2012
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.
See our previous report on this subject at:
And hear my interview with Mark Baker, who runs one of the farms to be targeted by the Michigan government, at:
The ISO also deems farmers who raise these pigs to be felons, and DNR officials were ready to make arrests on the scene and haul away these farmers to be prosecuted as hardened criminals.
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Farmer forced to shoot his own baby piglets in cold blood
“I think this is an unconstitutional order, these actions of the DNR are way out of bounds,” attorney Joseph O’Leary told NaturalNews in an interview today. He is representing one of the farmers who was targeted in these raids. “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. Even after this farmer informed the DNR that he had destroyed his entire herd of pigs, the DNR continued to illegally acquire a search warrant by providing false information to a court Judge, then conducting an armed raid on his ranch to verify that the entire herd of pigs had indeed already been shot to death. That this took place satisfied the DNR, which is now showing itself to be engaged in the mob-style destruction of targeted farming businesses through its mass-murder agenda of Michigan’s small-scale farm pigs.
“It was very traumatic for him. These guys are farmers, and I know how much he cared for the animals there, and the DNR treats these like they’re some kind of a plant that needs to be exterminated rather than animals that people care about,” said O’Leary.
One of the raids targeted Ron McKendrick of Renegade Ranch in Cheboygan County. His ranch was raided on Saturday morning, and DNR agents reportedly conducted an interrogation of his customers and his 75-year-old senior citizen employee.
NaturalNews calls for an armed citizens’ arrest of DNR agents in Michigan
Based on the actions of the DNR, it is my belief that the DNR is a rogue, criminal gang of government thugs who are murdering livestock, destroying the lives of farmers, violating the constitutional rights of Michigan citizens and engaging in outrageous acts of destruction of private property.
As the editor of NaturalNews, I am hereby calling for the armed citizens’ arrest of DNR officials who must be brought to justice for their crimes against Michigan farmers. Every agent of the DNR that participated in these raids must be brought to justice to answer for their crimes. If the use of force is necessary to make a lawful and legal arrest of these criminal Michigan government agents, then such use of force is fully authorized under the United States Constitution as well as the Constitution of the State of Michigan. In Texas, the state Constitution even says that farmers have the right to use lethal force to prevent someone from committing a felony crime against their property. This includes shooting horse thieves, for example, and being in the right to do so.
While I’m not sure if the Michigan constitution provides for such defense of private property, no government has any right to terrorize its citizens in the way that has been witnessed here with the DNR of Michigan. These people are utterly out of control, waging a private armed war against selective targets, using taxpayer money to destroy the lives of productive Michigan citizens. These DNS agents are dangerous and clearly psychologically imbalanced. They desperately need to be taught a lesson in lawful government and the rights of citizens. They need to be arrested and serve time to rethink their crimes against the People of Michigan.
While I do not espouse the use of violence to resolve issues with government, when innocent farmers are faced with being raided by criminal gangs of rogue government operatives who are forcing them to destroy their entire livestock herds, there is little choice but to bring out the rifles and arrest these criminals at gunpoint and bring them to justice in the court system where they must face charges of conspiracy, destruction of private property, the violation of the civil rights of private citizens, illegal trespassing and much more. This is the whole point of the Second Amendment, by the way: To give the People some balance of power so that they might protect themselves against the overzealous, tyrannical agendas of out-of-control governments which inevitably try to rule over the People as violent dictators.
Take action: Join the hearing this Friday
A court hearing is scheduled this Friday at 9:00 am at the courthouse in Cheboygan County. I have been told that a very important legal strategy to halt this DNR madness will be unveiled in the courtroom that morning. Ron McKendrick, whose ranch was raided by DNR over the weekend, will be appearing in this hearing.
I am calling upon all patriots, farmers and food rights activists in Michigan to be there on Friday morning and join in this show of support for farming freedom and fundamental human rights. Do we not have the right to raise livestock without the state raiding our property and murdering our animals? And why is this not being covered in the national media?
Also: This battle continues to be waged by Mark Baker at www.BakersGreenAcres.com who desperately needs additional legal funds to continue his fight against the out-of-control government tyrants in Michigan who are trying to destroy farms. Please check his website for updates and make a small donation (even $5 or $10 helps) using the “Donate” button on his website.
NaturalNews will continue developing this story and we anticipate bringing you more details after the Friday hearing. In the mean time, I will continue to call for an armed citizens’ arrest of DNR officials who are now, by any standard, runaway criminal thugs who are operating under the false cover of government. If anyone has a list of the names of these people, please contact NaturalNews with that list so that we can publish them under a “WANTED FOR CRIMES AGAINST THE PEOPLE” heading as we continue to call for their arrest.
Watch NaturalNews for more breaking news on this front. In the mean time, as a message to Michigan farmers: Yes, they really ARE coming for you. You need to get together and stage a 20-man posse to catch these thugs and arrest them at gunpoint, then haul them into the local Sheriff’s office to face some serious jail time.
You are 110% right...unfortunately. If I still lived in Michigan, this would be a call to arms and a personal declaration of war against criminals under the guise of government. I hope the Michigan Militia will mobilize and take this seriously and not just "be on alert". Everybody's on alert! For crying out loud make a public statement or something please!
Last I heard, we were part of the United States Militia...not just the Michigan milita. Why not stand beside them in their hour of need?
Of course brother, but they will be the "tip of the spear", unless they make a move and call upon everybody I'm not going to go in uninvited.
Behind Enemy lInes,
What you said above is true and the reason I finally got out of the militia and Oath Keepers. Neither group is going to do one dam**d thing. They are all talk, period. If yo rely on them to do anything like protect your rights, hell will freeze over first while you are waiting.
You said: "We must all hang together, or assuredly will will all hang separately" by Ben Franklin. As things appear to me now, we are going to hang separately. At this time, I see the America people as clones of those in Germany who just stood and waited until the unthinkable happened to them, denying that their government would ever do anything against them. The same propaganda techniques and brain-washing that was used in Germany is being used in America today, and very successfully.
you are on your own. I sad that I have had to say this.
All I can say is I agree with you.
Are we to start the Civil War over pigs, then?
Stranger things have happened in history... O wait, maybe? Lol, I don't know but we have already been living on a powder keg, this could potentially be the spark. All it took to start WWI was the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand of Austria to drag the world in bloody hell.
Oh my....This is not about pigs. This is about unlawful, unconstitutional behavior and fundamental principle. We are constitutionally guaranteed security in our property and livelihood, are we not? How is this any different than the concept that you find important? This brings to mind an old sotry about three men in the community. There was a gun shop owner, a book store owner, and a preacher. The government came after the gun shop owner. He appealed to his friends, the book store owner and the preacher. Of course, they weren't being persecuted and put out of business, so the said...
"My friend, I am truly sorry about your plight. Makes me mad as hell, and somebody really needs to do something about those animals in the government. Here, let me write a letter to congress. There...that'll learn 'em. All those mean and nasty words will certainly do the trick."
What happens? The overnment thugs show up with machineguns in hand, full body, identity excluding suits on, and raid the gun shop. They kill the owner under some manufactured premise, and go about their merry way. The book store owner and the preacher are all pissed off and upset, but console themselves with the self-imposed notion that...
"There was nothing we could do to help our friend in his time of need. Didn't we appeal to the government. Doesn't the government have a responsibility under the law and the constitution to act appropriately. Was that gun shop worth going to war with the government over?"
Soon enough, however, the government decides that the book store owner poses some threat or other to their agenda. Next thing you know, they are beating at his door. He looks around for his friends. Only the preacher remains. He suddenly recalls the plight of his late friend, the gun shop owner when these same thugs came to call. He runs to his only friend,
"Help me preacher! Oh help me please!"
The preacher, yet again distraught over a friends plight, looks around at his world. See's that he is not willing to sacrifice that which he has in the way of comfort, of safety and security. After all, the government thugs aren't beating at his door, are they?
The headlines the next day read about like this...
"Local book store owner killed in stand-off with law enforcement. He was molesting kids, or sheep or something. Had all sorts of pornographic material, or whatever stashed around..."
Now everybody knew that this just wasn;t true. They are mad as hell. Pissed off beyond all reason. Yet they look around. See their little world. Then look the other way in hopes that the wolves will eat them last.
Next on the menu is the preacher... The government simply cannot have someone running rampsnt among all the sheeple that might give them faith. The faith to stand up for themselves and what they believe in. For do they not out number the feds 5,000 to 1?
The preacher looks around for his friends to help him. It is then that he realizes that he is standing alone...Nobody to help him. Simply because he couldn't see the writing on the wall. One man's plight, one man's dream, might be your plight, your dream, in jeapordy tomorrow...
Unfortunately it is an American trait to talk a lot. When one individual stands up and takes action and gets caught all of the other talkers are usually pretty quick to denounce him for fear that they will be judged guilty by association. It takes an incident of truly momentous proportions for a group to stand up together and take action that others will quickly stand up and join with them. We all know that it's like a nuclear chain reaction once it gets started it can't be stopped. The key element is the right trigger.
Sorry Sotar but I must respectfully disagree. The key is to reach critical mass.
While half of America's mass still believes in conservation of our natural resources and believes in the legal protective laws that have been constitutionally established do and will still speak highly of the efforts of those hired to enforce said laws.
We can freely speak ill of such laws but we must change them legally by expressing our discourse through free speach or obey them.
whelp i say its time to stand up and say no more as what they are doing is far more than just killing pigs and the rights of the farmer as what the DNR is doing is in the form of food control the governments don't want anybody to grow are raise there own food. as the saying goes once they control the food and water then they will control u threw hunger and thirst
I've been thinking that very same thing...