Vote Yes On HB 718 - Support Raw Milk Consumers And Producers - And Response

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Please consider that, even if you think raw milk isn't safe - the government's job is not to babysit the population. Why in the world is it your job to tell us what to drink?  

Who is going around trying to buy raw milk who isn't aware it is controversial/possibly not safe? It's not like raw milk is lying around free on the street, and people are taking it home and getting sick unawares.  

Please stop acting like a nanny state - let people make their own decisions about this. If it's legal to consume it, why on earth can't it be sold? You'll make more tax revenue if you allow it to be sold. 

Sarah Hartman 

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I have been drinking raw milk for years. First cow milk, then I got my own goats. Have had goats now for 10 years. I have never once gotten sick, nor has anyone in my family. I also give raw milk to my chickens. And I have raised several calves on raw goat's milk.  

I would love to see Georgia laws on raw milk changed so that we can sell raw milk legally. I see other states are able to do this and don't understand why Georgia is so far behind. Please change Georgia laws on raw milk. 

Kristin Sherrill
Chickamauga



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