Daily Archives: December 7, 2012

Michael Schmidt responds to criminal charges in lost Shropshire sheep saga

Michael Schmidt responds:

Michael Schmidt, arrested over sheep disappearance.

On Tuesday December 4 the CFIA formally issued a warrant to arrest raw milk advocate Michael Schmidt and three others (Montana Jones, Robert Pinnell, and Suzan Atkinson) in connection with the mysterious disappearance of sheep destined to be killed by the CFIA under the scrapie eradication program. Continue reading

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Karen Selick on the CFIA charges against Michael Schmidt and Montana Jones

From Karen Selick on The Justice Report:

Michael Schmidt (left) said: “Last picture before we peacefully surrendered to be arrested, fingerprinted and mugshot taken.” (via Facebook)

“On December 5, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a press release announcing that charges had been laid against CCF clients Montana Jones and Michael Schmidt in relation to the disappearance of sheep from Montana’s quarantined farm. Here’s a link to the release. Continue reading

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Pot ban lifted in Washington state

From Ria Novosti:

“December 6 (RIA Novosti) – On Thursday Washington State became the first state in America where it is legal to possess marijuana for adult recreational use, and hundreds of people celebrated shortly after midnight by lighting up and smoking joints together under Seattle’s iconic Space Needle.

“I feel like a kid in a candy store!” shouted Darby Hageman, according to The Associated Press.

In November voters in the states of Washington and Colorado approved legalizing small amounts of marijuana for recreational use by people over the age of 21.

The new law went into effect in Washington on Thursday and goes into effect in Colorado on January 5. Continue reading

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