But even after these tests all began to come back negative, one after another, the CDFA took its sweet time in lifting the ridiculous quarantine restrictions that had stopped OPD from running its business for over a month. Such outlandish “economic terrorism” is completely unwarranted and, by all accounts, illegal, but it is precisely how raw milk producers and their customers are treated all across the country on a regular basis.
The good news, though, is that things were different this time. OPD owner Mark McAfee, who has worked hard over the years to defend food freedom across America, finally decided that enough was enough, and stood up to the OPDC’s abuse of power by filing an emergency injunctive relief petition in the Fresno County Superior Court. Behind this action were his thousands of loyal, and very vocal, customers that supported him in declaring to regulators that government tyranny was no longer going to be tolerated.
The people have the power to fight back against tyranny
Apparently intimidated by this groundswell of opposition to its obvious efforts at destroying OPD and further tainting the image of raw milk, the CDFA finally lifted the quarantine and slithered back into the hole from which it came. So by banding together as one to fight tyranny, OPD and its customers achieved a victory that now serves as a model to raw milk dairies and cooperatives across the country that are also facing government tyranny.
Be sure to read the incredible write-up at The Complete Patient about the OPD situation and how it transpired here, and how you can help support food freedom in your own community: