Michael Schmidt responds to criminal charges in lost sheep saga

In the picture above: RAW MILK ADVOCATE MICHAEL SCHMIDT SHORTLY AFTER HE WAS ARRESTED

Many of our readers will be interested to hear raw milk advocate Michael Schmidt’s side of the story concerning his recent arrest:

PRESS RELEASE: On Tuesday, December 4, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency formally issued a warrant to arrest raw milk advocate Michael Schmidt and three others (Montana Jones, Robert Pinnell, and Suzan Atkinson) in connection with the mysterious disappearance of sheep destined to be killed by the CFIA under the scrapie eradication program.

A group calling themselves “Farmers Peace Corp” claimed responsibility and requested proper proof for the existence of scrapie in the sheep or an alternative to killing, in order to save the genetics of this rare breed.

Michael Schmidt has been acting as liaison for the Farmers Peace Corp and encouraged in a meeting with the CFIA an open dialogue and co-operation to preserve the dwindling heritage breeds. Instead of dialogue the CFIA decided to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars into an investigation including raids at four different locations including Michael Schmidt’s residence and farm co-operative.

Michael Schmidt has been a political activist for the last 35 years and has been continuously warning about the growing dangers from uncontrollable bureaucrats and senseless over-regulation. The senseless killing of the Shropshire sheep by the CFIA suggests that it was intended to demonstrate to Montana Jones, the owner of the sheep, and the rest of the world to not question government policies or bureaucrats.

Michael Schmidt is currently in the process of retaining an experienced criminal and constitutional lawyer to fight all charges.

“This trial will be a political trial rather than a criminal matter,” says Michael. “Whatever the outcome will be, unless we are willing to stand up against injustice and fascistic bureaucracy, we will morally perish as cowards and leave our children nothing more than modern slavery.”

-The CFIA approved the feeding of dead rendered animals to cattle, which resulted in the bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) crisis.

-The CFIA had countless inspectors at Maple Leaf Meats approving Listeria-contaminated meat, which killed more than 25 people. No one got charged for voluntary manslaughter.

-The CFIA had over 40 inspectors at the XL Foods meat plant in Alberta and did not detect E. coli-contaminated meat until the U.S. Customs and Border Protection alarmed the CFIA.

Michael Schmidt will continue his fight against corporate controlled policy-making and self-serving bureaucrats.

For further infomation, please contact Michael Schmidt at (519) 369-8137 or rawmlk [at] gmail [dot] com