It feels like the government big and small is becoming so overly restrictive and I just found out how very few companies actually control our national food supply... I hate to sound like a conspiracy theory nut, but I can't help but use my God given senses and foreshadow whats coming next... I live in California where the laws and economy seem to show the accelorated demise of the Nation... If it happens here, it usually happens here first and then eventually gets around to the rest of you. Is anybody else thinking of leaving the country soon? I would rather be a heavily militarized housewife in costa rica on a self sustaining farm and fight off gangs as the foremost threat (and a small underefficient corrupt government) than deal with a widespread and uncomprimising corrupted and degenerative system that restricts what I can eat and grow and sell and make and earn... Is it just me? I'm not saying there is some shan-gri-la where everything will be perfect if I leave, but that there are some serious trade-offs I'm wiling to make in order to have more freedom in the ways I want my freedoms. Laws against keeping chickens is just a small part of the big picture here it seems.