Sun, 01 Nov 2009

Big Ag takes on the Humane Society

Here's a classic: do you support enshrining Big Ag in the state constitution, or allowing the HSUS to continue their push towards a completely vegan society? From my perspective as a smallholder trying to make a go on the farm, it sounds sorta like the old saw "Beatings will continue until morale improves..."

This is a Morton's Fork, a false dilemma. If they really want to accomplish the stated goals to "maintain food safety, encourage locally grown and raised food, and protect Ohio farms and families" may I suggest that the good people of Ohio add a clause to their constitution similar to Article 13, Section 7 of the Minnesota Constitution:

Any person may sell or peddle the products of the farm or garden occupied and cultivated by him without obtaining a license therefor.

That would do more to promote local agriculture than all of the state boards and inspections ever devised.

At a glance, Issue 2 seems to be no issue at all.

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