I don't even think it is really about health. They say that cigarettes give you cancer and can kill you, yet you can buy them. You can buy peanuts, peanut butter, peanut oil and other things, yet some people die from eating something that was just made in the same factory where peanuts are handled. Look at all the sickness and death from the e-coli in the salad greens, hamburger, etc, yet they are till for public sale. I think it is about power, but that is my own humble opinion. :soap:Boy, I do too; big time!! I can understand health laws, but sometimes I think they go too far. People also have to use common sense on health issues and take some responsibility on their own shoulders.
Our cow is down to just over a gallon a day. We only milk her once a day.
Several of our goats are down to a gallon a day too. But we milk them twice a day. The children, and Fidos and bottle calves insist!
We stagger our dry periods for the goats, so we are never without fresh milk.
Could you give me a link to the new law for Virginia? I Googled it, but didn't find anything. Just links saying it was illegal unless pasturized.Last I checked, it was still legal to buy fresh milk off the farm in both KS and MO, now VA...*sigh* we're not smart enough to make that choice on our own, the State Government believes they know best and we can only buy/sell pet milk from farms.
http://www.realmilk.com/where1.html If you can't find someone nearby, ask at the Extention office about 4H'ers that may be selling.