One of the most widely circulated stories from my blog this past month is California Moves to Take Away Citizen’s Rights to Board Cows and Goats. Today, I want to share with you what has happened, since.
The Evergreen Acres herdshare owners have come out in force in defense of their rights. Here is a video made to show the world what a travesty it is to take away a family’s livelihood, especially at a time when politicians are posturing about creating jobs, jobs, jobs.
Michael Hulme and his wife Jane are fighting for the rights of Californian’s to own and board dairy livestock and pay farmers to milk the goats for them. Their farm and others just like it are being told to cease and desist serving the private interests of their private members. No harm has ever been caused by these goat and cow boarding programs, in fact nothing but good has come from them.
Please know that the raw goat products Evergreen Acres
Farm has produced has enabled our 8 year old daughter to
no longer suffer from acid reflux and other more serious
digestive issues which she’s suffered for 6 years.
–E. J., Oakland, CA
Here is the lawsuit to preserve herdshare rights that Mike and several goat shareholders filed with the help of Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, and their lead attorney Gary Cox, who specializes in this area of law.
Currently a petition has over 1100 signatures of support for Mike’s efforts. Let’s double that today, with signatures from Hartke is Online! readers!
Sign the petition here, and be sure and make a comment, sharing your personal testimony or feelings about the issue.
So how come in this
time of school closings, library closings and other
horrendous budget problems, your office is wasting MY
Precious Tax Dollars, trying to close down a source of food
that has caused zero harm. Stop it! Stop it right now!
–J.B., Concord, California
Kimberly Hartke is the publicist for The Campaign for Real Milk, a project of the nutrition education non-profit, The Weston A. Price Foundation.