You don't see this every day on the Capitol
May 16th, 2011
11:58 AM ET
3 years ago

You don't see this every day on the Capitol

Members of 'Grassfed On The Hill' milk a cow in front of Capitol Hill to promote the use of raw or unpasteurized milk, and to protest government regulation of small farms.


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  1. Fair is Fair

    Unpasteurized milk??? You know, I could have sworn we pasteurize milk to make it safe. Just saying...

    May 16, 2011 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  2. leona

    The problem here is the government wants to regulate everything! They want to decide who can make money, how one can make money, and then they get to decide what to do with our tax money. Big government = Small citizen.

    May 16, 2011 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    These people are barkers, simply making noise over a non-issue.
    They get milk subsidies. What is their real complaint?

    May 16, 2011 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  4. blaqmajik

    I can't believe the gov't wants to regulate stuff. I mean its not like we had a food recall with spinach, beef, eggs, milk, tomatoes.....and what do you mean they want to regulate businesses. Wall Street never had Ponzi Schemes, fraud, and inside trading.......and why the heck do they want to get involved with Insurance it’s not like insurance companies are denying children born with asthma, or obesity....I mean come on!

    May 16, 2011 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  5. Greg in Arkansas

    Is the small farmer going to pay ALL medical costs for everyone that gets sick from unpasteurized milk?
    Or do we return to the 1920's of food safety of everyman for themself?

    May 16, 2011 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  6. Mara

    whatever happened to free choice? that's all these people are asking for. they simply believe that unpasteurized has some health benefits and would like to have legal access to that without having to own a cow. they understand the risks and are not asking for anyone to pay their medical bills. who's barking now? By the way, I do own a goat, and we don't pasteurize. In 12 years we've never been sick from it.

    May 16, 2011 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  7. diridi

    progress...o.k....do not kill cows...be vegetarian..exercise.....

    May 16, 2011 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    @leona
    The problem here is the government wants to regulate everything!
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    Nothing is stopping you from buying their products.
    Have you ever smelled "fresh milk" from a cow? Most people get ill when they drink it.
    Most of us expect a minimum standard of excellence when it comes to food sanitation.

    May 16, 2011 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  9. Rand from VA

    These are small farms not huge corporations. The huge distribution system that corporate farms have make it far more likely that problems will occur. These however are small farms where there is far less of a problem because the milk is going through fewer hands. (My Grandpa owned a dairy farm. ) An example of this is a Amish farm in Pennsylvania that was heavily fined for selling unpasteurized milk to local consumers. This is completely ridiculous it should be a state and local issue not a national issue.

    May 16, 2011 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  10. jorge washinsen.

    No one milks a cow from the left side.

    May 16, 2011 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  11. AF

    conventional (grain/soy fed factory) milk has to be pasturized because it would make you sick if you drink it Raw- Organic Grassfed Raw milk needs no such thing as it is healthy and safe in its natural state- and its loaded with health benifits, while pasturized homogenized milk is not...

    May 16, 2011 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |