Canadian Raw Milk Advocate gets $9,150 Fine, 1 Year Probation
From the Canadian Press, the story on raw milk advocate Michael Schmidt, who was fined for selling and distributing raw milk:
Raw milk crusader Michael Schmidt was handed a $9,150 fine and one year of probation Friday on convictions related to selling and distributing unpasteurized milk.
In an interview after the sentence was handed down in a packed Newmarket, Ont., courtroom, Schmidt said he would not be paying the fine.
"I'd rather go to prison than pay the fine and that's a matter of principle," he said. "If I pay the fine, then this is almost like an admittance of guilt."