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#67497 - 12/30/05 02:08 AM NAIS
Eowyn Offline
Flock Leader

Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 324
Loc: California
Hi fellow coop members, I am not trying to start a controversial thread in any way, but want every one to be as informed as possible about what is going on right now with the new "National Animal Identification System", and then decide for yourself. I am a Southern Californian Mom/housewife/hobby farmer, who enjoys raising a small amount of chickens ect...on my small half acre property for the benefit of my children (to see a chick hatch, to have fresh eggs ect...). I have several friends who do the same, or have horses, and enjoy going for and evening ride now and then.
Our Government is trying to take away these rights... and they are doing it as I write this. What is now a "voluntary" program being pushed as a way to"protect americas animals". Is set to become mandatory as of Jan 1, 2008. Please notify as many as you can of this latest attemt to take away yet another freedom. Here are some links to better inform you

http://animalid.aphis.usda.gov/nais/index.shtml

http://stopanimalid.org/

http://www.poultrypress.com/hobby/

http://www.rddavis.org/equitation/freedom-vs-id.html

Below is an article from http://www.thepowerhour.com/news2/livestock_database.htm

This sums it up...

"ATTENTION

LIVESTOCK and HORSE OWNERS

ORGANIC and LOCAL FOOD CONSUMERS

THE USDA PLANS TO MAKE EVERY OWNER OF EVEN ONE HORSE, COW, PIG, GOAT, SHEEP, CHICKEN, OR PIGEON REGISTER IN A GOVERNMENT DATABASE AND SUBJECT THEIR PROPERTY AND ANIMALS TO CONSTANT FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE.

Under the present USDA plan, as of January 1, 2008:

EVERY HOMEOWNER with any animals must obtain a 7-digit USDA ID number keyed to Global Positioning System satellite surveillance coordinates, with all the property and ownerfs information permanently stored in a USDA database.

EVERY ANIMAL must be tagged with a Radio Frequency tag or chip, readable at a distance, with a 15-digit USDA ID number.

THE OWNER MUST REPORT, within 24 hours, every sale or purchase of an animal, every death or slaughter, every missing animal, every placement or loss of an ID tag, and every time an animal leaves or returns to the owner's property.

THIS PLAN WILL DRIVE SMALL FARMERS OUT OF BUSINESS AND WILL PREVENT CITIZENS FROM RAISING ANIMALS FOR FOOD OR PLEASURE.

PLEASE HELP STOP THE USDA PLAN

FARM for LIFE(TM) is a new public-interest organization opposed to mandatory animal ID. Please support our work by subscribing to our newsletter (to be published three times a year, first issue scheduled for November 2005).

For more information or to subscribe to the newsletter contact:

Mary Zanoni, Executive Director of Farm for Life, 315-265-2800."

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#67498 - 12/30/05 09:19 AM Re: NAIS
Garden Chick Offline
Coop Keeper

Registered: 08/23/05
Posts: 447
Loc: Minnesota
Well, I checked them out and all I can say is "What a bunch of CRAP"!!

I can understand controlling disease,but this is way too much.

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#67499 - 12/30/05 11:01 AM Re: NAIS
Eowyn Offline
Flock Leader

Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 324
Loc: California
You should write your local representatives, I am trying to get this info out to as many as possible, because this is happening right under our noses and most people dont even know about it. The folks at my local feedstores and hardware stores were shocked when my friend passed out a flyer about it.

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#67500 - 12/30/05 11:35 AM Re: NAIS
Katielulu Offline
Bantam

Registered: 03/28/05
Posts: 46
Loc: Virginia
It appears that California is still on the way to becoming a dictatorship state, we must stop it there and not let it spread to other states. Remember, we the people decide what happens in this country, so speak out , loud and clear.

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#67501 - 12/30/05 11:45 AM Re: NAIS
Katielulu Offline
Bantam

Registered: 03/28/05
Posts: 46
Loc: Virginia
Sorry , my temper got to me before reading everything, I do see where it says national, still we must speak out and not let this pass.

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#67502 - 12/30/05 12:14 PM Re: NAIS
Garden Chick Offline
Coop Keeper

Registered: 08/23/05
Posts: 447
Loc: Minnesota
Looks like it's already happening in Wisconsin ('avian flu cull' thread)

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#67503 - 12/30/05 03:19 PM Re: NAIS
Rogo16 Offline
Coop Keeper

Registered: 10/14/05
Posts: 439
Loc: Arizona
NAIS was put together with the help of the big meat producers, not just the big poultry producers, to protect our food supply. What a joke - the diseases START with the big producers!
This all started about a year or so ago.

If it's to protect our food supply, why are critters like alpacas included?? It sounds more like a way to track the public. More government control.

Altho this project won't be completely implemented until 2009, some states are already making registration mandatory with the threat of heavy fines if you don't comply.

=== It appears that California is still on the way to becoming a dictatorship state ===

In case you haven't noticed, the U.S. has become a dictatorship!

If the public allows this to go thru, you can bet that we'll keep losing more of our rights than we already have. Personally, I see a bloodbath coming....folks are ready to protect their property and what's theirs.

With the cost of the chips, farm fees every 2 years, the time involved in the paper work....the cost alone will make it so few will be able to afford any critters.

On the other hand, I don't see where they'll have the manpower to do this. Perhaps the program will go the way of other government programs and fail. Look at the fabulous job the government has done protecting our borders!!

I don't know anyone who has volunteered to comply or will do so, including me.


rogo16@yahoo.com
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#67504 - 12/30/05 04:39 PM Re: NAIS
Rob2 Offline
Classroom Professor

Registered: 03/28/03
Posts: 3068
Loc: Pennsylvania
It's a real stretch to even think we are under a dictatorship;
+ it(NAIS) aint gonna fly, not as everyone seems to fear.
I have read a bunch of the left wing, wacked out, cuckoo stuff at some other boards,

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#67505 - 12/30/05 05:01 PM Re: NAIS
Rogo16 Offline
Coop Keeper

Registered: 10/14/05
Posts: 439
Loc: Arizona
rob, it doesn't matter who's in office in the U.S. The only difference between the republicans and the democrats is how they spell their party names!

Like most, I don't think NAIS will get to where they say they're going.


rogo16@yahoo.com
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#67506 - 12/30/05 05:50 PM Re: NAIS
Eowyn Offline
Flock Leader

Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 324
Loc: California
Like I said earlier, I dont want to start a debate here, just inform. Politics or not, this is going to affect us all if we dont do somthng about it before it gets too far.

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