Raw Milk Freedom Action Day
Today is Raw Milk Freedom Action Day.
Let’s act to make it possible for all who want raw milk to be able to get it!
Congressman Massie (R-KY), Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and a bipartisan coalition of 17 other lawmakers introduced legislation on March 26 to improve consumer food choices and to protect local farmers from federal interference.
The Farm-to-Consumer-Legal-Defense-Fund wants all of us who want access to raw milk to contact their U.S. Representatives and encourage him or her to co-sponsor both pending bills.
Briefly, here is what the proposed legislation would do.
Milk Freedom Act of 2014 HR 4307 would completely repeal the ban on raw milk for human consumption and allow shipment of raw milk for human consumption in interstate traffic between any two states.
Interstate Milk Freedom Act of 2014 HR 4308 would allow shipment of raw milk between any two states where sale or distribution is already legal.
If you need to find out who your representatives are, you can by clicking here.
Besides telling your representative where you stand on raw milk, the Farm-to-Consumer-Legal-Defense-Fund has put up a petition we all should sign to show our raw milk solidarity.
Here’s a short video about the real-world ramifications of continuing to make raw milk all but criminal.
Making raw milk available doesn’t mean you’ll be forced to drink raw milk. Think about it–shouldn’t a natural product such as milk from a cow be available if one wants to purchase and consume it?
The great lunatic farmer Joel Salatin says all the time, “You gotta join!” when he talks about The Farm-to-Consumer-Legal-Defense-Fund.
He says that because The Farm-to-Consumer-Legal-Defense-Fund is in the forefront of these important agricultural issues.
And Raw Milk Freedom Action Day is one of the ways this organization is standing up for the consuming public.
The benefits of raw milk are inarguable. The fact that consumers who want it (and in some places) can’t get it is ridiculous.
Let’s communicate to our representatives that we want the freedom to choose to consume raw milk.
Should you be able to buy raw milk if you want it?
Photo credit: Craig McCord
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