Banned Here: Back Yard Chickens and Bee Keeping

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For many survival minded people today, it just makes common sense to be able to raise and grow your own food supply.

Having your own chickens, rabbits, and even bees for honey, allows you to be self-sufficient if a crisis hits your area.

Only one problem…

In some States, they forbid you from doing it.

The latest State to ban urban and suburban farms is Michigan.

If you want to raise a couple chickens, rabbits, or goats, or do some bee keeping, Michigan is not where you want to live:

Michigan residents lost their “right to farm” this week thanks to a new ruling by the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development. Gail Philburn of the Michigan Sierra Club told Michigan Live, the news changes “effectively remove Right to Farm Act protection for many urban and suburban backyard farmers raising small numbers of animals.”

Backyard and urban farming were previously protected by Michigan’s Right to Farm Act. The Commission ruled that the Right to Farm Act protections no longer apply to many homeowners who keep small numbers of livestock.

Kim White, who raises chickens and rabbits, said, “They don’t want us little guys feeding ourselves. They want us to go all to the big farms. They want to do away with small farms and I believe that is what’s motivating it.”

The ruling will allow local governments to arbitrarily ban goats, chickens and beehives on any property where there are 13 homes within one eighth mile or a residence within 250 feet of the property, according to Michigan Public Radio.

Make no mistake, this is a bill to protect Big Ag and Big Brother.

If you live in Michigan, how you by pass this ruling?