Call To Action For Alvin Schlangen Trial


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Criminal trial for peaceful farmer Alvin Schlangen
August 13-15, 2013
11:00 am
Stearns County Courthouse
St. Cloud, MN

Background:  The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), through the efforts of compliance officer Jim Roettger, is successfully choking the main supplies of raw milk in Minnesota. In 2010 MDA shut down Traditional Foods of Minnesota, a private food club that was a primary food source for many families in Minnesota. Another farmer, Mike Hartmann, has been facing prosecution and harassment for years.

Alvin Schlangen has been charged criminally in two cases (in two counties) for distributing raw milk to his community. In 2012, he was acquitted on three criminal counts in Hennepin County; and still faces charges in Stearns County. This upcoming trial is MDA’s latest desperate tactic to not only sabotage the food supply of Minnesota families, and to jail a peaceful farmer for providing food to his neighbors, but also to send a message to Americans everywhere that their government will use whatever means necessary to deprive them of the foods of their choice.

Please join us as we stand in support of this brave man and for everyone who wants to choose the foods they put in their bodies. Raw milk is not a crime!


1. Attend the criminal trial of peaceful farmer Alvin Schlangen:

Stearns County Courthouse

725 Courthouse Square

St. Cloud, MN  56303 [map]

2. Donate to the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund to support Alvin and others like him at

Additional info:

Facebook event:

 David Gumpert Article about it:  It’s Deja Vu All Over Again for Alvin Schlangen, Facing Desperate MN Prosecutor

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16 thoughts on “Call To Action For Alvin Schlangen Trial

  1. An overreaching socialist government is the result of mostly the Democratic Party, with a little help from a few Republicans. Big Government is the creation of well intentioned liberals. Liberalism fails every time and overregulations on raw milk are a good example of a control-freak government – which is the intention of the Democratic Party as described in their party platform. Did I forget to mention they have had a little help from a few Republican RINOS. Also, the Dairy Lobby is the enemy of raw milk drinkers like me. 50 to 100 years ago the Democratic Party may have been a good movement but it is now clearly the enemy of freedom loving taxpayers like me.

    • I see raw milk under attack by government regardless of party. The Democrats might approach it under the guise of protecting people. Republicans under the guise of promoting big business (“leveling the playing field” by using the same requirements for large or small producers, and so pricing the small farmer out of the market). Both parties are paid for by the same corporate interests and getting us to believe that the other party is the problem is just a smokescreen to keep us from seeing that they always ultimately serve the same interests. Thanks for your comment. (Views are mine, not WAPF’s–webmaster)

  2. I agree, making a petition on is a good idea. They have a large network and can reach a broader scope of people. One of my professors at school has a six year old daughter who got e coli from eating factory farm meat when she was four. After having a series of strokes, her daughter was in a coma for four months. Since then, she has been unable to talk, walk, eat, or move. Her six year old is paralyzed, on a feeding tube and requires 24 hour care. I was shocked to hear my professor say farming regulations should be stricter for small farmers. Many people have no idea that factory farming is making animals, people and the environment sick. I think this is a good example of how misinformed people are about health and farming practices. Even when the effects are so personal and disastrous. More people are supporting you than you know Alvin!

  3. I am not against raw milk if it is well regulated. I think the most important thing to do is to get good regulations in place to make sure that the raw milk that is made available from farms is safe. I assume that the people who have sold raw milk in Minnesota have been selling a good product. I think they need a good system of regulations to back up their position that they have not created health problems by selling raw milk that might not be safe. I think they are open to claims that they have sold milk that has caused problems if they have not found some way to prove that they are always following good practices that would assure that their milk is safe.

  4. This is ridiculous for the government to do such things! Have you considered a petition on A lot of things get accomplished through this site.

  5. When the government assumes to tell the American people what they are allowed to eat or drink (assuming it is food), that is tyranny!!! Raw milk and good clean dairy products and organically grown fruits and vegetables are the backbone of a healthy diet. If I want to buy local produce or grass-fed milk or meat, what business is that of anyone else, especially the government? It would only matter to them if they are in the pocket of the huge corporations that monopolize the food industry. Do I see $$$$$$?

  6. Yeah, Patrick Henry said “Give me Liberty, or give me Death!” not “Give me Security, or give me Death!” We are self-sovereign beings by nature, and should be free to act accordingly. To regulate is to force our decisions, i.e., to force our minds, but forcing our minds undercuts our ability to survive. In moral principle (which means, in part, in fact and in practice) such a choice is a “your money or your life” situation.

  7. how incredibly ridiculous, how bout the government start doing its job … THEY WORK FOR US….stay out of my kitchen, garden and my living room . prosecute real criminals that are wasting the peoples time and money in our government. Leave farmers alone, youll be sorry when you have no food to eat.

  8. When the FDA takes kick backs how come you harass people producing health items. Corporation idea of farming sucks, bad food and toxic.

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