October 5, 2011 by Bob Livingston
A Wisconsin judge has ruled that people in that State have no “fundamental right” to consume any food, own or use dairy cows or consume the milk their cows produce, without government permission.
The ruling from Judge Patrick J. Fiedler was in response to a suit filed by the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund on behalf of Zinniker Family Farm and several other farms against the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
Wisconsin is one of the most restrictive States in the nation where the consumption of raw milk is concerned. Raw milk sales are prohibited, but private cow share agreements (where people purchase shares of their own cows) are exempted.
A copy of the judge’s ruling can be read here. On page four the judge writes:
- “Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to own and use a dairy cow or a dairy herd.”
- “Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to consume the milk from their own cow.”
- “Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to board their cow at the farm of a farmer.”
- “Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to produce and consume the foods of their choice.”
This ruling begs the question: What country does this fascist judge think he lives in?
Hat tip: Naturalnews.com