“It’s illegal to take loaded firearms and prostitutes across state lines! My sister reminded me of these laws as we spoke tonight on the telephone. Yet, on Tuesday November 1st, a group of Moms, known as the Raw Milk Freedom Riders will break the law and transport RAW MILK ACROSS STATE LINES, which is illegal.
They’ll start in Pennsylvania and drive to Maryland with containers of raw milk. Their destination is the headquarters of the FDA in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Yep – these Moms will be breaking the law, subject to arrest for the transport of raw milk across state lines!
Ridiculous? You bet!
It gets better. When they get to the FDA they’ll distribute the milk AND serve COOKIES!! Aaahhhhh…, just like a Mom, eh? Now – how could anyone arrest a Mom bearing milk and cookies? The FDA could and probably will, just to save face and show how strong they are.
I’d told my sister about the rally on Tuesday, that it IS illegal to take raw milk from one state to another. She laughed till she choked but then reminded me that she, too, had transported milk across 5 state lines – from Virginia to New York – a few years ago after visiting here.
We’d stayed for two nights at some farmer friends of mine on our way to go to Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello. Of course we had raw milk from their Guernsey cow. My sister remembered how good the raw milk from the farm in upstate New York tasted, and she didn’t hesitate when it was offered to her. When we were getting ready to leave, Melissa** offered her a half gallon jar of it to take back home. Packed in ice, with cold packs around, my sister drove back to New York… a criminal!
The laws in this country and Canada need to be changed regarding raw milk. Small farmers on both sides of the border have been targeted by government officials.
Most recently is the story of Canadian dairy farmer, Michael Schmidt, who is now on day 30 of a hunger strike. He’s spent the better part of the past two decades fighting the Canadian government. His farm has been raided twice. When his case finally came to trial, he was aquitted of the charges. In a case of double jeopardy, though, recently he has been found guilty of those same charges after an appeal by the government and Grey Bruce Health.
Armed farm raids continue. Federally led attacks on buying clubs, such asRawsome Foods, twice raided by the Feds. Amish farmers, such as shown in the movie, Farmageddon, and Pensylvania farmer Dan Allyger’s farm was implicated in the interstate transport of raw milk….”