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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Grothman Responds to Doyle's Raw Milk Veto

Press release from the office of Sen. Glenn Grothman:

Oh No!  Say It’s Not True – 
Doyle Vetoes Raw Milk Bill
It’s Appalling Wisconsin Takes the Lead 
in Declaring War on Fresh Milk
Today, Senator Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) expressed outrage that Governor Doyle vetoed Senate Bill 434, a bill designed to provide a legal formula for selling raw milk in the State of Wisconsin.

“While the sale of unpasteurized milk was technically illegal in the State of Wisconsin, the Department of Agriculture did not enforce this ban until last year.  For the Dairy State to take the lead in banning sales of raw milk while California allows the sale at retail stores is infuriating,” said Grothman.

“My heart goes out to the hundreds of people who have been advised by doctors, chiropractors, and nutritionists to drink raw milk for their problems who now will have to suffer,” said Grothman.  “Most farmers drink raw milk themselves and many give raw milk to their employees and relatives.  They know it’s healthier. Whether it’s arthritis, allergies, stomach disorders, or obesity, raw milk’s the way to go. Hopefully, we can find a way to make this legal again soon.”

The fact that agribusiness and the State Medical Society weighed in shows that enforced conformity and a lack of freedom is becoming accepted in America. 

It’s important that all consumers of raw milk -- as well as freedom lovers in general -- weigh in strongly with elected officials who will be sworn in next January.

1 comment:

Amy Kaul said...

I am 73 and grew up on raw milk as did my parents and grandparents, also so did the human race as far back as 10,000 years. In my life time I've yet to know anyone to become ill from using raw milk. Also I've asked many farmers if they know of any illness from the use of raw milk. That answer has always been "NO". Bad milk only comes from sick cows. Grass fed cows are healthy cows,thus healthy milk.
I am also outraged that this bill did not pass. Once again another constitutional right, the right to chose, has been denied us. This fact alone should be looked into.
Thank you for your support and God bless you.

Amy Kaul
Cambridge, WI.