A cartoon and a column from Phil Hands in the Wisconsin State Journal:
“A month ago, I would have told you comparing the raw milk ban to prohibition was silly. That was before government officials starting raiding family dairy farms that were selling the unpastuerized milk to willing customers….”
“….I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again; I don’t have any interest in drinking raw milk, and I don’t think it has any of the health benifits that its proponents claim it does. In fact, the idea glugging down a glass of fresh milk, bacteria and all, sort of grosses me out. But it should not be a crime for small scale dairy farms to sell this milk to the people who want to buy it.
Our state is in crisis. School are laying off teachers and the University system is raising tuition to make ends meet while state aid falls.
Frankly, I can think of lots of better places for my tax dollars to be spent, than on keeping people from buying unpasturized milk.”