I ran across these articles http://www.naturalnews.com/035372_Michigan_pigs_farm_freedom.html and http://www.naturalnews.com/035585_Michigan_farms_raids.html detailing how some new law there (presumably meant to help control feral pigs) has resulted in armed raids by the state Department of Natural Resources on farms. In at least one case the farmer was forced to shoot his entire herd to prevent his being branded a felon. I understand the need to eliminate feral pigs, because they cause alot of damage, but if people OWN and are caring for these pigs then that of neccessity means that they are not "feral". Apparently, in Michigan, pigs are deemed feral if they are of a certain coloration and meet "Other characteristics not currently known to the MDNR that are identified by the scientific community." So, Michiganders, is this a for-real power grab by the government or just a couple of nut cases complaining. Does anyone have any solid info on this? If it is for real, it does concern me because I can see where ANY type of farmer could be put in the government crosshairs ( I KNOW that govt will hunt down and prosecute those who sell unpasteurized milk).