Updated 5 years later! Some success!
SB30 should be signed any time by the Governor
resulting in the leaglization of Herd Share programs in WV.
The following is from 2010:
The right to clean, unpasteurized, whole milk is as essential a right as that to clean drinking water.
How can a government that is supposed to support Freedom, then deny it's citizens the right
to buy locally produced, raw milk or the right to sell the same?
Denying a citizen of the United States the right to choose his or her own food, as well
as to deny those citizens the ability to sell good, wholesome milk from their farm as a way to provide
for their families and preserve a way of life known to Americans since its founding, is
to infringe on the rights those citizens.
How can a government essentially disenfranchise local, small milk producers by creating laws against the sales of their
product, presented in the healthy manner nature intended it? How can they then create laws that regulate the sale of milk even in pasteurized (some might consider it "destroyed") form, creating such an expensive venture that the average milk producing farmer could never hope to achieve grade "A" Dairy status, and therefore,
prevent consumers who desire local milk a source in which to buy an essential product?
To say Americans live in a county founded on freedom and then tell those citizens they
risk jail time and heavy fines for attempting to sell a food product that has long been a staple in this county is shocking, to say the least.
During an economic crisis such as we are seeing in America, to preventing farmers from earning an honest income from the sale of their natural, real milk in the same manner milk has been sold since the founding of our country is insupportable.
Whether you wish to drink or sell raw milk in the USA is not the question. The question is whether you believe citizens have a right to consume and sell fresh, raw milk if they choose. Do you believe a state has the right to deny its citizens access to milk in the form they would have it? Do you believe a state can rightfully deny its farmer a right to sell
milk in it's natural form? Can a government really involve its self that heavily in what a citizen consumes for nourishment, especially when the citizens have spent hundreds of years doing so? Should we be taking away rights that previous generations have enjoyed at this time?
We have the right to choose unpasteurized whole milk instead of the commercially produced substitute!
Please sign this petition that requests the Raw Milk sales be legalized in the USA.
Also, please copy and send this to your state's governing body.
"The right to fresh, unpasteurized, whole milk is as essential a right as that to clean drinking water."
West Virginia Governor:
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, E
Charleston, WV 25305
West Virginia Senators:
405 Capitol Street
Robert C. Byrd
300 Virginia Street, East
Charleston, WV 25301
Telephone: (304) 342-5855
West Virginia Congress:
301 Prince St.
Beckley, WV 25801
4815 MacCorkle Ave.
SE Charleston, WV 25304
Congressman Alan B. Mollohan
Room 209, Post Office Building
PO Box 1400
Clarksburg, WV 26302-1400
Folk, your state senators and local government can have more of an impact than those at the Federal Level:
Please use these links to contact West Virginia's State Senators and House of Delegates:
House of Delegates: