The CASS Rapid Response
Funded by Homeland
Security through the USDA, the California Department of Agriculture has expressed
their intention to invade private property, with or without permission, to spray
toxic pesticides (BT, Permethrin, Spinosad) for the Light Brown Apple Moth. This
is in addition to the aerial spraying. The moth has so far caused zero crop damage
in the entire state, and is being managed easily and safely in New Zealand, Australia
and Hawaii where it has been for over a century. In case the CDFA actually attempts
to follow through with this unconstitutional invasion, as they have indicated
they would, volunteers will be invited to create a rapid response "media event".
Those interested will gather at the proposed site of violation with
video cameras, signs, Don't the Spray Me T-shirts, noisemakers, bullhorns
for narrating the event, American and California state flags to represent our
constitutional rights, infant dolls and stuffed animals - both with gasmasks to
represent our poisoned children and pets, etc.
Local, State and National
media (TV, Radio, Print and Internet) will be immediately notified and invited.
Please make sure you sign
up to the Rapid Response Team for notification so that we have the best
chance of letting you know in time for you to participate and to notify your friends.