If you thought NAIS (the National Animal Identification System) was dead, think again! Right now the Obama administration is attempting to sneak a scaled-down version of a new \"Traceability for Livestock\" program onto farms across the U.S. through a new backdoor proposed USDA regulation. Just like last time, the group ID is alive for factory farms, saving them lots of money, while family farmers and those who raise a few animals, like backyard chickens, will face the expense and burden of individually tagging their animals if they cross state lines.
The USDA's proposed new \"traceability\" rule will act like a driver's liscence for your backyard chicken or an ID card for a cow in Western Iowa crossing the border into Eastern Nebraska. If Obama gets away with it, this new Animal Identification rule will act like a tax on every livestock animal that crosses state lines - something that happens THOUSANDS a times a day in the United States!
Please submit your comment to protect family farmers and they’re right to own animals without government interferience! DEADLINE for comments is COB Friday, December 9.