Kentucky Goes Raw

May 31, 2011

A Kentucky raw milk buying club was issued a quarantine and cease-and-desist-order for their raw milk products. Each of the coolers containing the milk, had a quarantine order placed on it. By the time the next members came to get their milk there was a different note on the coolers. 

I, the undersigned, hereby declare that I have taken my milk that comes from cows I own via private contract under the protection of the KY constitution (articles 1,2,4,6,10,16,26), and if the county health department would like to speak with me about this matter, I can be reached at the number given below.

40 members signed the statement and left with the illicit milk. This is an important step in the journey to make raw milk legal and accessible. They are the first consumers who have openly defied their local government regarding raw milk. Let's hope that more follow, and the FDA and government can worry about actual health threats. Cigarettes and alcohol are legal, even though they are known to cause harm to the body, and it's up to each consenting adult to decide what is right for them. Yet, the same milk that humans have consumed for thousands of years is being treated like dangerous contra band. 

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CL Farley's picture

Good for them, I buy raw milk when I can find it. Look at the label of milk in a container at the store. Not without additivies, so which is more harmful.