Wyoming Liberty Group
A Florida farmer has won a takings battle against the state and animal rights activists.
I know firsthand that one of the significant challenges to breeding and raising hogs is preventing crushing mortality to ensure increased piglet survival. One method hog farmers have historically used to keep the mother sows from lying on and killing baby piglets is to use farrowing crates. Over time, however, animal rights activists have managed to remove this tool from the available options that hog farmers have available to keep baby piglets alive. (See, for example: Ensminger, M.E. and Parker R.O 1997. Swine Production 6th Edition. Interstate Publishers Danville, Illinois.)
When we talk about the rule of law, what we are saying is that no one is above the law; even politicians and bureaucrats must follow it. We also are saying that the rules a governing body must and will follow in a specific situation are known by everyone in advance. If a private person follows the law, that person is protected, to an extent, from interference or unpredictable actions by government authorities.
In November 2006, the Cheyenne Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) adopted PlanCheyenne, which was subsequently awarded the 2007 Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan by the American Planning Association. MPO liked PlanCheyenne’s integration of a transportation plan, a community plan, and a parks and recreation plan. They also liked MPO’s intensive marketing of the planning process and outreach to citizens “of typically underrepresented sections of the community.”