Sunday, September 25, 2011

Dane County Judge Opines on Raising One's Own Food

Here's the original decision (Dane County, of course).

The language which I found to be interesting:

...he said his decision translates further that "no, Plaintiffs to not have a fundamental right to own and use a dairy cow or a dairy herd;

"no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to consume the milk from their own cow;"

And in a kind of exclamation point, he added this to his list of no-nos: "no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to produce and consume the foods of their choice..."

Well!  That settles it, in Dane County.

Apparently the case was not well-argued by the farmers, who used Roe as an example of 'doing ...with your own body....'  I'm not convinced by that analogy.

It seems Judge Fiedler is saying it's not a "fundamental right," but rather a right granted us by the state.

Phrased that way, it's a far more interesting discussion.  Does the State have the right to prevent one from eating one's own chickens?  Their eggs?  One's own cows or pigs?

A lot of Amish folks will be surprised--and very upset--by this decision.

HT:  AOSHQ via FoodRenegade

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