If you’re in Michigan, you might want to see this film before you vote if possible. Because the entire story of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ full fledged war on food and farm freedom is one that touches everyone’s right to unadulterated foods and the right to have a small family farm free from threats of armed raids, imprisonment and excessive fines.
Mark Baker of Baker’s Green Acres always said “No!” when it came to state orders to eradicate his 70 heritage hogs. They weren’t from CAFOs and were declared an invasive species even though they were on his farm. The state dragged him through years of court, threatened prison and imposed $700,000 in fines for harboring “ferals.” He also went through a painful embargo period – an attempt to dry up his farm and put him out of business. Over 2,000 businesses were affected by the arbitrary actions of the DNR (no lawmaking abilities) and an administration out the door.
Mark’s wife, Jill, writes:
Hogwash encapsulates the experience of one citizen who stood up to the Powers That Think They Be. This isn’t party politics, as this situation started in a Democrat administration and was continued in a Republican administration. This is about right and wrong. People vs. political machine.
The filmmaker has released his documentary for Election Day. It is posted for free indefinitely so that you have a chance to see the forces at work that led up to the situation. It is a true testament of standing for what’s right and perseverance.
Watch it by clicking “Watch on Vimeo” or click here.
Are you interested in having a copy of your own or hosting a community screening? For a donation of $25 at Baker’s Green Acres you can have one sent your way. Be sure to check in on them for updates on their farm. If you are in the area, they teach farming classes.
- Baker’s Green Acres and Heritage Hogs – PLAN B
- Farmer Threatened With Ruby Ridge Like Raid
- A Filmmaker’s Update on the Hogwash in Michigan
- Michigan’s Gone Hog Wild: Update on Mark Baker’s Case Against the DNR
- Mark Baker Asks Americans for Help
- State Demands $700,000 from Michigan Farm Family and the Destruction of 70 Farm Animals
- New Round of Persecution Aimed At Heritage Pig Farmer
- Heritage Pig Farm Embargoed, USDA and DNR Close In
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