Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Waterkeepers Trespass

Waterkeepers, film crew trespass on poultry farm

6.17.2008 By STEPHANIE JORDAN Associate Editor

WILLARDS, Md. — Members of the Waterkeeper Alliance, an organization that held a “poultry summit” on the Eastern Shore last November, were found trespassing on a poultry farm just outside Willards, Md., on the morning of Sunday, June 8.

Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis said his deputies responded to the property owner’s call about trespassers. When they arrived, they identified six individuals, members of the Waterkeeper organization, mostly from the Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County (Md.) area. Originally, there were eight trespassers but two of them left before the deputies arrived, Lewis added.

Also part of the group was part of a documentary film crew. The documentary, being produced by Hedrick Smith Productions, is at the heart of the trespassing, said Bill Satterfield, executive director of the Delmarva Poultry Industry (DPI) Inc. Read More

There are several anti-agriculture groups out there that have no regard or respect for private property. Their mentality is that the end justifies the means and will not hesitate to break the law nor worry about the harm they can cause on your property. This seems to be happening with more frequency and everyone should be aware of how to best handle these situations if you are ever faced with it. This article gives several tips that are worth remembering.

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