A word to the wise... follow-up on anything coming from naturalnews before believing what they say. The actual document
) includes details that naturalnews left
out. Such as under the amendment of prohibited species:
Wild boar, wild hog, wild swine, feral pig, feral hog, feral swine, Old world swine, razorback, eurasian wild boar, Russian wild boar (Sus
scrofa Linnaeus). This subsection does not and is not intended to affect sus domestica involved in domestic hog production.
This legislation is intended to weed out wild boars from domestic hog production.
- Wild Boar
- Domestic Pig
Lets do a little comparison between naturalnews and the actual document shall we?
From OP (naturalnews)
Here's some of the language from the Michigan document describing which animals are to be destroyed. Remember: For a pig to qualify as
"feral" according to state tyrants, it only has to exhibit ONE of these traits, not all of them:
1) Bristle-tip coloration: exhibit bristle tips that are lighter in color (e.g., white, cream, or buff) than the rest of the hair shaft.
2) Dark point coloration: exhibits "points" (i.e., distal portions of the snout, ears, legs, and tail) that are dark brown to black in coloration,
and lack light-colored tips on the bristles.
3) Coat coloration: exhibit a number of coat coloration patterns: solid black, solid red / brown, black and white spotted, black and red / brown
Now same section from document:
In its enforcement of the ISO and Part 413 of 1994 PA 451, as amended, the MDNR will use phenotype to identify Sus scrofa and distinguish it
from other species. Identification may include use of one or more of the following characteristics (Mayer and Brisbin 2008):
• Bristle-tip coloration: Sus scrofa exhibit bristle tips that are lighter in color (e.g., white, cream, or buff) than the rest of the hair shaft.
This expression is most frequently observed across the dorsal portion and sides of the snout/face, and on the back and sides of the animal’s body.
• Dark “point” coloration: Sus scrofa exhibit “points” (i.e., distal portions of the snout, ears, legs, and tail) that are dark brown to
black in coloration, and lack light-colored tips on the bristles.
• Coat coloration: Sus scrofa exhibit a number of coat coloration patterns. Patterns most frequently observed among wild/feral/hybrid types are:
wild/grizzled; solid black; solid red/brown; black and white spotted; black and red/brown spotted.
Notice how the actual document attempts to differentiate between wild boars and domestic pigs? Now I'm not really commenting on if this is proper or
not. I'm sure these guidelines will be misinterpreted causing various issues. It could very well be a conspiracy so that the Michigan Animal Farmers
Association can eliminate small local operations, maybe not. Maybe they just want to make sure the pork you get on your plate is not some wild, feral
boar (which I'm not really against).
My only point - don't trust naturalnews to be your only source of info.