I'm generally a moderate, but I want to share with you all (especially those who are heavy left leaning) a recent reminder of why it can be dangerous to let your government get too big and powerful. Currently, Michigan's DNR (Department of Natural Resources) is actively marching into private family owned farms and ordering farmers to either KILL ALL OF THEIR heritage-breed pigs, or face being arrested and thrown in jail. These small family farmers are literally being forced to kill their own livestock - including the 5lb piglets - because these sorts of pigs have been deemed as "wild animals" under a new ISO (invasive species order). Just a ridiculous and ludicrous overreach of government authority, in my opinion, and it sounds like Big Business is driving the massacre to knock out potential competitors. TRUTH MATTERS » Blog Archive » Michigan DNR Gone Crazy Killing Pigs on Small Family Farms www.BakersGreenAcres.com - Your Pastured Poultry People I know a lot of people on the left have good intentions for a big government - whether it be for the sake of social welfare or laws and regulations intended to help people - but just note that sometimes these regulations/government authority can spiral out of control. I don't want to wind up living in a police state, and this idea has always kept me from drifting too far left of center. Thoughts about this pig slaughter? Big government? . . .