West Virginia Senate Passes Bill That Would Legalize Herdsharing Agreements

The West Virginia Senate has passed a bill that would allow people to obtain raw milk through herdsharing agreements.

The bill passed narrowly by an 18-16 vote of approval. While numerous senators were reluctant to pass the bill because of public safety risks, one senator argued that raw milk is safer than most people think.

“This is a basic question of economic and personal liberty. It’s not to say there is zero danger but the danger is actually extremely slight. More people die from eating spinach than from drinking raw milk. More people die from eating raw cantaloupe than drinking raw milk,” said Senator Ron Miller (R-Upshur).

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