Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend 6 (6 Shares)  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Stats   7 comments

OpEdNews Op Eds

Wisconsin's war against agriculture: Fines, imprisonment and property seizure

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 1 of 4 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) ; ; , Add Tags  (less...) Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 5   Supported 3   Valuable 3  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H2 4/25/09

- Advertisement -

 

"The first thing they did when they got the authority to write rules ... was to grant themselves the authority to conduct warrant-less searches."  Paul Griepentrog   

In the course of researching various topics, running down leads on information and ferreting out the plans behind the public propaganda used to infringe on one right after another, I sometimes stumble across someone who has so much verifiable information, I am left astounded. This was the case when I happened across a gentleman farmer named Paul Griepentrog while researching the laws or bills about Premises ID and the National Animal Identification System (NAIS).

I already knew the mandatory law had been bought and paid for in Wisconsin through the use of a USDA "cooperative agreement" to the tune of 35 million dollars.

In a recent interview I asked Paul to answer a few questions about what is really happening to Wisconsin residents who are being forced onto these illegal programs:

Paul Griepentrog's cattle 

Q:  Does the Animal Health Protection Act of 2003 actually authorize the Animal Identification System or Premises ID?

A: There is nothing in that bill giving them authority to create or establish the National Animal Identification System (NAIS).  That law has been misquoted saying that it is the authority for NAIS.  We have repeatedly sent letters to USDA and Tom Vilsack asking him to show the section of that law that gives the authority but he refuses to answer or acknowledge the letters.

- Advertisement -

Q: Has the USDA in collusion with the Wisconsin AG department threatened any farms that you know of?

A: Dwayne Brander on behalf of Dr. McGraw, Assistant State Veterinarian, goes out to farms telling them that if they don't renew or register their premises in the State of Wisconsin they will file suit against them for failing to comply, using the county DA and calling it a civil forfeiture.

Wisconsin is in the process of coercing farmers and backyard producers in an effort to force them onto NAIS and the accompanying Premises ID program by threatening to withhold any of the licenses they control and would refuse to give the license unless you signed up.  

Q: Is there a part of the law in Wisconsin that allows for fines and imprisonment based on the sole allegations of these agencies or representative personnel from USDA or DATCP in Wisconsin?

A: Here is section 95 from the Wisconsin bill implementing the "voluntary" NAIS/Premises ID law: 

- Advertisement -

CHAPTER 95
ANIMAL HEALTH


95.23 Disease investigation and enforcement.

95.23(1)
(1) Authorized inspectors and agents of the department may enter at reasonable times any premises, building or place to investigate the existence of animal diseases or to investigate violations of or otherwise enforce the laws relating to animal health. Any animals or materials suspected of being infected may be examined or tested. No person shall obstruct or interfere with such investigation or enforcement work, or attempt to do so, in any manner, by threat or otherwise.

95.23(2)
(2) Upon request of an authorized inspector or agent of the department, sheriffs and police officers shall assist in the enforcement of the laws relating to animal health.
 
95.99 Penalties.
 
95.99(1)
(1) Any person who violates this chapter, or an order issued or a rule adopted under this chapter, for which a specific penalty is not prescribed shall, for the first offense, be fined not more than $1,000; and for any subsequent offense fined not less than $500 nor more than $1,000, or imprisoned not more than 6 months or both.
95.99(2)

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4

 

A new president but the same old crowd runs the Washington District of Criminals. We are under attack from all quarters by our own goverment. I have written for more years than I care to admit about the corruption of our government. At some (more...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon


Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Editor
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Monsanto's Assault on Agriculture

NAIS ALERT: H.R. 814 will make NAIS federal law

Wisconsin's war against agriculture: Fines, imprisonment and property seizure

States Claiming Ownership of Newborn's DNA

Open Letter to Chairman, House Committee on Agriculture

Gardasil: Another killer vaccine from Merck

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
6 people are discussing this page, with 7 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)
The avoidance of dialogue, is, I would have though... by amicus curiae on Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 10:05:56 PM
It is frightening when our government not only use... by Barbara Steever on Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 6:53:19 AM
We have essentially elected a board of directors f... by Marti Oakley on Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 4:26:39 PM
YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET. The worst is yet ... by Ginger McClemons on Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 1:23:28 PM
This is why I do not join social networking sites.... by Marti Oakley on Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 4:29:54 PM
 A little over seventy years ago, corrup... by Garry Minor on Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 1:37:10 PM
... by Bia Winter on Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 9:07:42 AM