JACKASS ALERT!!

This week’s PPJ Gazette Jackass award goes to Mr. McGraw, head of Wisconsin’s Department of agriculture, trade, and consumer protection, or DATCP.

Mr. McGraw wants the residents of wisconsin to register any location in which livestock is kept.

Mr. McGraw has no rational reason for this; he just somehow got into the position of head of the department and the cooperative funding (bribery)  from the USDA just kept rolling in the door!  What’s a guy to do?

“Livestock” includes cattle and other bovine animals, swine, poultry, sheep, goats, horses and other equine animals, farm-raised deer and other cervids, gamebirds including pheasants, quail, wild turkeys, migrating waterfowl, pigeons, and exotic birds raised in captivity, bison, llamas and other camelids, ratites such as emus and ostriches, and fish.

Evidently, this is supposed to ensure that grandma’s pet goldfish doesn’t run amuck and unleash a dreaded disease on the state of Wisconsin. And, if a gaggle of migrating geese takes a dip in your pond before heading south for the winter, be prepared for a knock on the door by the Wisconsin DATCP enforcement division.

Yes, Mr. Mcgraw, for incredibly invasive policies and police-state tactics, you deserve this week’s PPJ Gazette Jackass award!