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Michigan Bureaucrats Shoot Pigs for “Wrong” Hair Color

Written by Gary North on April 19, 2012

It’s racial profiling in Michigan. Pigs with the wrong colored hair are being exterminated by teams of rifle-toting bureaucrats. Owners of these pigs are being bankrupted. It’s all perfectly legal.

It began on April 1.

In late March, Natural News ran a story on what was about to happen.

It’s all part of a shocking new “Invasive Species Order” (ISO) put in place by Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This Invasive Species Order suddenly and shockingly defines virtually all open-range pigs raised by small family farms to be illegal “invasive species,” and possession of just one of these animals is now a felony crime in Michigan, punishable by up to four years in prison.

The state has said it will “destroy” these pigs beginning in April, potentially by raiding local farms with government-issued rifles, then shooting the pig herds while arresting the members of the family and charging them with the “crime” of raising pigs with the wrong hair color. This may truly be a state-sponsored serial animal killing spree.

These pigs have been legal for decades.

The state of Michigan has issued a document describing nine “traits” of what they call “feral pigs” which they claim should be destroyed on April 1.

Those traits include having the wrong color on the tip of the hair or even being born with striped hair. The traits are written so that virtually all pigs raised by family ranchers across the state of Michigan will be targeted for destruction by the state of Michigan starting April 1. Farmers who defend their livestock may be arrested as felons and charged with multiple felony crimes by the state.

The slaughter began on schedule.

“I was served a search warrant yesterday at 7: 45am. I have killed all my hogs. [DNR] gave me papers that say I do not have any hogs on my property. All they saw were dead hogs laying around from my mass slaughtering. It took 12 guys 4 times in there to kill all of them, sows with young, Pregnant sows, dozens of piglets, and old mature boars. It has been a sad few weeks. Does anyone know what it feels like to open fire on 20 baby piglets in one group which weigh between 5 lbs and 15 lbs. They are so adorable and cute. They commented to everyone that they never saw a fence built so tough and no way would a hog get out of this area.” (www.BakersGreenAcres.com)

One of the raids targeted Ron McKendrick of Renegade Ranch in Cheboygan County. His ranch was raided on Saturday morning, and DNR agents reportedly conducted an interrogation of his customers and his 75-year-old senior citizen employee. In order to gain access to his property, . . .

Another raid was conducted against the farm of Dave Tuxberry. He’s the man who was forced to shoot all his own pigs before DNR agents arrived, in order to avoid being arrested as a felon.

Bureaucrats are relentless. The law of all bureaucracy is to expand, like cancer. They will roll over us until their budgets are cut.Nothing else stops them for long. But there budgets are rarely cut.
We are no longer living in the free society that existed when I grew up in the 1950s.

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19 thoughts on “Michigan Bureaucrats Shoot Pigs for “Wrong” Hair Color

  1. Cliffystones says:

    So this is what constitutes "Pure Michigan"?

  2. This is how Stalin got rid of the "kulaks," the equivalent of prosperous middle class farmers in Soviet Russia. He destroyed their livelihood, leaving them to starve to death.

    We have seen the history of the Soviet Union playing out in our country for the last three years. If we don't get Obama out of office, we are going to end up with his embalmed body enshirned in the rotunda of the Capitol.

  3. max penn says:

    They are shooting the wrong pigs, need to do the one's with the D after their name.

  4. max penn says:

    Lets hope the fools in Michigan don't find out that dog's came from wolfs.

  5. What else can one expect in a state that is so heavily muslim? They do not like pigs and think they are unholy and dirty.
    I know, Jews don't eat ham either, but I never heard of any of them out and out killing swine that belong to other people.

  6. Clive Arkin says:

    Where is the outrage from PETA…oh, right, Obama is their guy so that makes this brand of animal slaughter okay.

  7. Erik Osbun says:

    The liberal pork business interests take their racist inclinations over to pig genocide. One more step and it's people. It's tantamount to civil war with the collectivists crushing the kulaks. I say, set up your fences, guns, turrets and claymores small pig farmers. Defend the small, family owned farms!

  8. Gardens&Chicks says:

    The point that the DNR is wearing blinders on is that ANY animal – your beloved mini-poodle and yep, even little pink pigs – will "go feral" if left w/out human intervention or 'husbandry'. The fact that they are saying these pigs are escaping and there are oh-so-many feral pigs running around the state of Michigan appears to be fabrication, because even though OPEN SEASON EXISTS for these feral pigs, only a very small number (I believe 42 over a (5?) yr prd?) have been sighted & shot. Rather than taking guns INSIDE the fences, how 'bout they take them OUTSIDE the fences and FIND those ACTUALLY FERAL pigs?! Just FYI – DNR says right on their sight that sightings are not confirmed.

    They also will tell you that no DNR officer has fired a shot as of 4/18/12 (yesterday). What they do not make implicit is that due to their bullying, the locations they have visited have "voluntarily" killed their own livestock to avoid arrest as felons OR that they spent 3 days at the entrance to one location and hassled (they use the word 'Interviewed') anyone planning to visit.

    This is government gone bad, but I guess we already know that.

  9. Michigan wantonly kills piglets and a woman in Minnesota is facing felony charges for killing several puppies (possibly deformed from birth). Are we CRAZY or what?

  10. Bill McCroskey says:

    Thinking of the 'Pure Michigan' post above … boycott any Michigan trip … (like I was going there anyhow) …but … just another government out of control story.

  11. Might be we need a march on DC to get rid of some wrong colored pigs? All those that glow red are fair game and we know there are at least 70 card carrying ones in Congress.

  12. glop youre right but i think it would be much better to kill all the muslim bastards. the pigs deserve to live a lot more than the muslims. pigs serve a useful purpose but muslims only purpose is to kill.


    Just another example of your tax dollars at work – doing nothing. With all these government agencies working so well – we can look forward to being a third world country in the next 5 years. And thanks to your government at work.

  14. PrincessPhilly says:

    Why isn't this agency put in jail for cruelty to animals. Oh they are the natzi and communists so they have no laws to follow.
    Next they will be slaughtering Americans. It will be coming soon. That is why they are getting all the concentration camps ready . They are gearing up for human slaughter.

  15. Public Citizzen says:

    How is this not an unlawful taking of private property?
    Time to boycott all agricultural products from Michigan.

  16. madmemere says:

    Sounds as if Michigan's state legislature IS made up of muslims/islamists?? Folks, either move OUT of Michigan OR RECALL any legislator that voted for this unconstitutional INSANITY! Killing off pigs, next it will be your cows, hens, etc. The ONLY INVASIVE SPECIES here – -is MUSLIM!

  17. MI Patriot says:

    The basic crux of the matter is that the Michigan DNR is for stuff like fish, moose, deer…NON-farm animals. The Dept. of Agriculture is the one who has power over FARM animals, or "animals under human husbandry." Our governer, Rick the RINO, called together the Michigan Milk Producers and the biggest commercial hog farming operation and asked them if they would at least compromise. Both of them said no, that this was now written in stone. I am not sure about the public comment period or if they even had one. I was at a meeting yesterday, talking to one of my mis-informed elected officials, and he said that the killing the pigs was a lie given by the farm owner to gain sympathy. However, the senator giving the talk knows all the players involved and said that what happened was true. Needless to say, the elected official didn't like it that he was called on HIS mis-information. And what some of the DNR officials refuse to print is that the farms have fences buried in the ground and other security featers that a pig would have to be super-pig to get out.

    Gardens&chicks has it exactly right.

  18. Jack Jones says:

    You can't make this stuff up. These "wildlife" offical scum think everyone should bow to them. That's the way it is in Ohio.

  19. This episode is utterly revolting! Now I know why Michigan will remain a net-loser state for decades…it considers murder of pigs more worthy of errant-minded bureaucrats than the possibility that those pigs can create food for people.

    How disgusting!!! Michigan belongs in the utter mess that is its fate.