Wake up Wisconsin and take a stand for your liberty and freedom by opposing such legislation that only will send the price of raw milk skyrocketing to California levels, which is currently at $18 per gallon. How many of you will still be able to purchase raw milk at those prices? Do you want to have your every purchase recorded in a government data base? Do you need the legislatures approval to choose what you feed your family? Why has a 'conservative' Senator succumbed to the ways of Socialism? This bill is all about control, taking away your Liberty, your farmers Liberty, and a way to create more revenue for the state while emptying your pockets some more.
The majority of farmers now selling raw milk would have to quit or risk becoming criminals. Did you enjoy watching what Vernon had to go through? I definitely did not! Shame on those farmers, consumers, politicians, and organizations that support such a bill which attempts to render the Hershberger juries verdict null and void, shame on you!
This bill turns your God given right to choose your food into a government granted privilege, and it gives police powers to DATCP to go after farmers that do not register nor comply with all the heavy handed regulations. Is raw milk a controlled substance? Not yet, but it will be if this bill passes. "He who controls the food controls the people", Adolph Hitler.
Go ahead people, submit to your control freak masters and be good slaves and sheep. if you so desire, but remember when you wake up and realize that you have been lead to a slaughter you went there willingly. Wake up now to the false left right paradigm that they are using to deceive you before it is too late.
From the Pierce County Herald:
Wisconsin farmers who want to sell raw milk would have to go through an elaborate procedure under a bill endorsed today by a state Senate committee. The rural issues panel endorsed the measure on a 3-2 party line vote, tilted by Republicans. The raw milk package now goes to the full Senate, but not at least until early next year. Governor Scott Walker has said he would not support the bill unless without numerous safeguards against disease outbreaks from unpasteurized milk. Today, an amended bill was brought forward to try-and-meet those challenges. Senate Republican Glenn Grothman of West Bend says the changes are not needed to protect the public, but they are needed to get approvals. Raw milk sales would still be limited to the farms of producers who register with the state. Farmers would have to take samples daily from their cows, and freeze them for 15 days. They'd have to list the names of all buyers, and make them available to government officials. Monthly tests would confirm that all raw milk is free of pathogens, and meet bacterial and somatic-cell counts. Annual tests would confirm that all cows are free of bovine tuberculosis. Finally, farmers who give antibiotics to cows could not sell raw milk from those animals until drug residues are eliminated.