Daily Archives: August 8, 2012

Abducted sheep case grows woolier as Michael Schmidt is investigated over statements to the media and the police

A roundup of coverage from Toronto newspapers:

Above image from The Star.ca website story. Click image to go there.

From Adrian Morrow in the Globe and Mail:

“A flock of a rare breed of sheep is ordered destroyed after one of its members tests positive for a deadly disease. Before they can be culled, the animals are kidnapped in the dead of night, only to turn up weeks later on a farm several hours away. Now, an outspoken raw-milk activist says federal investigators raided his property, looking for clues in the case.

But the bizarre mystery hanging over a group of Eastern Ontario ovines has only deepened. Continue reading

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Holy Cow — the war on raw milk starts to look a lot like the war on drugs

From Elkhart Country Grass Roots Hub .

“Extending for four decades now, the war on drugs has ingrained a certain ideology into society. What was sold as an initiative to get dangerous drugs off the streets has conceived a totalitarian mindset that government has the authority to control everything you eat and drink and, if you disobey, the state can fine you, destroy your property, raid your home and throw you in jail. I’m not talking about cocaine or meth. I’m not even talking about marijuana. I’m talking about milk.

According to Time Magazine , “for some Americans, milk has become a test of their freedom. And they’re not paranoid kooks either; the government really is out to get them, authorizing seizures of bottles and jugs of unpasteurized milk and, in one recent case, a full-on, agents-brandishing-guns raid.” Continue reading

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