Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Milk Criminals

Richard Hebron, 41, was driving along an anonymous stretch of highway near Ann Arbor, Mich., last October when state cops pulled him over, ordered him to put his hands on the hood of his mud-splattered truck and seized its contents: 453 gal. of milk.

Yes, milk. Raw, unpasteurized milk.


This bothers me. Let me clarify. I'm not concerned in the least that free citizens are choosing to drink raw milk. But that it is considered a crime to sell a nutritious liquid that has been enjoyed for thousands of years does trouble me!

Maybe I shouldn't be able to grow my own spinach and strawberries, either? I mean, they could be contaminated.


Nichola said...

Thanks for posting this. I followed the link from Crystal's blog. :-)

Tammy L said...

I share your same feelings. There has to be a limit on what the government regulates. If they start regulating EVERYTHING then they'll start taking away lots of the rights WE want... like homeschooling! So whether or not raw milk is okay, I don't think it should be regulated. :)